The state of youth custody in 2017

The state of youth custody in 2017

On the 18th July 2017 the Chief Inspector of Prisons, Peter Clarke, published his annual report for the period 2016-17. Here’s what it said… Get the audio versions of my newer posts on ‘Jonny 24/7’ – here… This report makes grim...
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...
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...