The Right Way

The Right Way

The Wales Children’s Commissioner’s office have published their guidance for organisations on how to implement a children’s rights approach. Subscribe & get my FREE e-book: “Connecting With Troubled Young People” – click...
In care & in trouble

In care & in trouble

Children in residential care are 15 times more likely to be criminalised than other kids the same age. That can’t be right… Recently, the Howard League for Penal Reform has issued its first briefing on ending the criminalisation of children in residential...
Teens and neglect

Teens and neglect

When we think of the teenage years we probably don’t usually think of neglect. But here’s the truth of it… Being a teenager can be a confusing time of life… Changes to body and mind Added pressures of school and exams Trying to find your way...
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...