Young black men more likely to be prosecuted over dispersal orders – The Guardian

Posted July 18th, 2018 in dispersal orders, minorities, news, statistics, young persons by tracey

‘Young black men in London are disproportionately more likely to be prosecuted for breaking public dispersal orders available to police as part of a range of measures to crack down on antisocial behaviour.’

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The Guardian, 18th July 2018

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Gaia Pope: Police watchdog launches new probe over handling of rape allegation two years before teenager’s death – The Independent

Posted July 5th, 2018 in complaints, mental health, news, police, rape, suicide, victims, young persons by tracey

‘Police who failed to act on an allegation of rape made by Gaia Pope two years before her tragic death are under investigation in a fresh probe.’

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The Independent, 5th July 2018

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Teenager sentenced after naming sex abuse victims online – Crown Prosecution Service

‘The sister of a convicted sex offender who posted the names of his victims online has been sentenced.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 19th June 2018

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Government introduces new Offensive Weapons Bill to tackle serious violence – Home Office

Posted June 21st, 2018 in bills, crime, internet, offensive weapons, press releases, young persons by tracey

‘The Home Secretary has today (Wednesday 20 June) introduced new legislation to ban the delivery of knives and corrosives bought online to residential addresses.’

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Home Office, 20th June 2018

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Speech by President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby: What is family law? – Securing social justice for children and young people – Courts & Tribunals Judiciary

Posted June 5th, 2018 in children, civil justice, families, family courts, speeches, young persons by tracey

‘Speech by President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby: What is family law? – Securing social justice for children and young people.’

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Courts & Tribunals Judiciary, 31st May 2018

Source: www.judiciary.uk

London teen guilty of museum terror plot – BBC News

Posted June 5th, 2018 in news, terrorism, young persons by tracey

‘A teenager has been found guilty of plotting a terror attack on the British Museum in London with Britain’s first all-woman cell.’

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BBC News, 4th June 2018

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Rise in proportion of BAME suspects on Met’s gangs matrix – The Guardian

Posted May 30th, 2018 in gangs, London, news, police, race discrimination, young persons by sally

‘The proportion of suspects on the Metropolitan police’s gangs matrix from minority ethnic groups has increased to nearly nine in 10, according to the force’s own figures.’

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The Guardian, 29th May 2018

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Metropolitan Police’s ‘racially discriminatory’ gangs database failing to tackle violence, report finds – The Independent

‘Scotland Yard is listing thousands of children and young men on a “racially discriminatory” database that is failing to tackle rising violence in London, a new report has found.’

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The Independent, 9th May 2018

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Father who blamed his son for murder he committed jailed for at least 26 years – Daily Telegraph

‘A man who pressured his 14-year-old son to take the blame for a murder he committed has been jailed for at least 26 years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th May 2018

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WhatsApp to raise minimum age limit to 16 in EU – BBC News

Posted April 25th, 2018 in children, internet, news, young persons by sally

‘Popular messaging service WhatsApp is banning under-16s from using its platform in the European Union.’

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BBC News, 25th April 2018

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Stephen Lawrence Day to be held annually – BBC News

Posted April 24th, 2018 in commemorations, murder, news, young persons by sally

‘A national day of commemoration for murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence will take place on 22 April every year, the prime minister has said.’

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BBC News, 23rd April 2018

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Immaturity means young adults need more support in court, report says – The Guardian

‘Young adults should be given special treatment in court because they are immature and need help understanding proceedings, according to a report by an influential legal reform group. The call for a fresh approach for 18- to 24-year-olds comes from the Centre for Justice Innovation as the sharp rise in knife crime highlights the criminal justice system’s problems in dealing with that age group.’

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the Guardian, 10th April 2018

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Home Secretary to launch Serious Violence Strategy – Home Office

‘Home Secretary Amber Rudd today sets out a multi-million pound commitment to steering young people away from crime and tackling violent drug-dealing gangs.’

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Home Office, 9th April 2018

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Forced Marriage: protective measures for children and young people in the family courts and the court of protection – part 1 – Family Law Week

‘Judith Pepper, barrister of 4 Brick Court, examines in the first of two articles the development of the law in relation to forced marriage and the protective remedies available for children and young people, focusing on the protective measures available by utilising the inherent jurisdiction of the court.’

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Family Law Week, 8th April 2018

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Manchester students jailed for selling £800k of drugs on dark web – The Guardian

Posted March 22nd, 2018 in conspiracy, drug trafficking, internet, news, sentencing, young persons by sally

‘A gang of students from the University of Manchester who funded a luxury lifestyle by selling more than £800,000 worth of drugs on the dark web have been jailed for up to 15 years.’

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The Guardian, 21st March 2018

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CQC: Access to mental health care for children and young people at a ‘crisis point’ – Family Law

Posted March 12th, 2018 in children, health, mental health, news, reports, young persons by sally

‘The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has said UK health care, education and other public services are failing children and young people regarding their access to mental health services – arguing young people are at a ‘crisis point’ when it comes to mental health support. In light of its findings the CQC has made recommendations for the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on how they can best ensure support.’

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Family Law, 9th March 2018

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

‘The smell of air freshener brings it back’ – BBC News

‘Three women, who say they were groomed into prostitution as teenagers, have won a High Court battle which means they will not have to tell future employers about their soliciting history.’

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BBC News, 9th March 2018

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Raising the Young Bar profile – Counsel

Posted February 12th, 2018 in barristers, news, young persons by tracey

‘Junior barristers, now more than ever, face a world which looks increasingly uncertain. Rick Hoyle, Chair of the Young Barristers’ Committee, looks at the worrying trend and what is being done about it.’

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Counsel, February 2018

Source: www.counselmagazine.co.uk

Council faces legal challenge over award of children’s public health contract – Local Government Lawyer

Posted February 2nd, 2018 in children, contracting out, health, local government, news, young persons by sally

‘Two NHS trusts have brought a legal challenge over Lancashire County Council’s award of a contract for public health services for children aged 0 to 19.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 1st February 2018

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Judge ‘at wits’ end’ over secure unit shortages for young people – The Guardian

Posted January 31st, 2018 in detention, judges, news, racism, young persons by sally

‘A judge has said he is at his wit’s end over the inability to relocate a troubled boy who is “suffering the most appalling racial abuse” at a secure unit in Scotland to a safer setting closer to home.’

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The Guardian, 30th January 2018

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