Hidden Ambitions

Hidden Ambitions

We all have ambitions, dreams and goals for the future. Young care leavers are no exception! FIND OUT MORE https://www.childcomwales.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Hidden-Ambitions.pdf What needs to happen… They may aspire to become a doctor, teacher, lawyer...
It’s not about the offending!

It’s not about the offending!

This week the Youth Justice Board published it’s annual stats report. There’s good news again – fewer kids in prison, and fewer in the system generally. But we still have a re-offending rate of 37.9% – pretty much the same as last year (and...
In prison a long way from home…

In prison a long way from home…

The HM Inspectorate of Prisons has published it’s report into the impact on children in custody who are imprisoned away from their home area. Click here to download the full report… What are the findings and recommendations?… The thematic inspection...
Youth Custody

Youth Custody

The last two weeks have seen a couple of developments in the youth justice field. Both have suggested a change in the way we do custody for children. So, where next for youth custody?… The two developments I mentioned are the YJB stats report for December 2015...

Why punishment doesn't work…

It’s all about behaviour, right? Think about it, most of us spend our time dealing with the things troubled children and young people do. I want to unpick this a little, because I think we might be barking up the wrong tree… So how should we understand the...
How to promote good mental health…

How to promote good mental health…

Life can be tough. Particularly for kids in the care system. The very fact of being in care means life has already been very tough! Aside of meeting children’s physical needs for a place to live, there are the huge needs that spring from family separation and a...