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 Thematic Report by HM Inspectorate of Prisons Link text’\’\’   What are the...

Custody for kids: good & bad. Part 2…

In our last post on this subject, we looked at some of the system problems currently at play in the world of youth justice. Specifically in the kind of secure provision for children who end up in custody. We showed that closing beds in secure children’s homes is...

Custody for kids: good and bad. Part 1…

The latest youth justice statistics present both good and bad news. Numbers in custody are down. But instances of restraint and self-harm have increased. In these austere times, and in any other times, fewer kids in prison is a good thing. But each young person is a...