Judge overturns ‘absurd’ NHS decision not to treat narcoleptic 17-year-old – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 5th, 2016 in health, medical treatment, medicines, news, young persons by tracey

‘NHS England has been ordered by the High Court to treat a teenager with a severe neurological condition.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th May 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Coroner seeks answers over hospital treatment of teen who killed himself – The Guardian

Posted April 29th, 2016 in children, hospitals, news, suicide, young persons by tracey

‘A coroner is writing to the health secretary over the case of a troubled 17-year-old who took his own life after discharging himself from hospital at the weekend without being seen by specialists in mental health in children and young people.’

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The Guardian, 28th April 2016

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High Court ruling on teenager who refused to live with her family ‘because they were not strict enough Muslims’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 17th, 2016 in children, families, homelessness, Islam, local government, news, young persons by tracey

‘A teenager who did not want to live with her family because “they were not strict enough Muslims” after being returned from the Syrian border, should have been provided with accommodation and support by the local authority, the High Court has said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th March 2016

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Review of the youth justice system – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 12th, 2016 in criminal justice, news, reports, young persons, youth courts by sally

‘An interim report of emerging findings from the review of the youth justice system.’

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Ministry of Justice, 9th February 2016

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

Prison warned to beware of older offenders grooming younger inmates – The Guardian

Posted December 17th, 2015 in news, prisons, sexual grooming, young persons by tracey

‘Chief inspector of prisons tells Rye Hill in Warwickshire, a dedicated sex offender jail, that proportion of inmates over 50 increases risk of sexual grooming.’

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The Guardian, 17th December 2015

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MPs overturn Lords bid to ​give 16- and​​ 17-year-olds right to vote – The Guardian

Posted December 9th, 2015 in bills, EC law, elections, news, parliament, referendums, young persons by sally

‘Labour lords are preparing to defy the House of Commons after it blocked their proposals to let 16- and 17-year-olds vote in the EU referendum.’

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The Guardian, 8th December 2015

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UK schoolgirl given non-custodial sentence after admitting terror offences – The Guardian

Posted October 16th, 2015 in internet, news, sentencing, terrorism, young persons, youth courts by sally

‘A Manchester schoolgirl who downloaded bomb-making guides and became obsessed with suicide bombing has been given a non-custodial sentence after pleading with the court to let her “prove that I am not a terrorist”.’

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The Guardian, 15th October 2015

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2,331 criminal cases dropped over ill-health or age in 2014 – BBC News

‘More than 2,000 suspected criminals avoided prosecution in England and Wales last year because of their ill-health or age, figures have shown.’

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BBC News, 9th October 2015

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Joint enterprise law criminalises young, black men. It urgently needs reform – The Guardian

Posted September 23rd, 2015 in criminal justice, joint enterprise, minorities, news, young persons by sally

‘The supreme court is next month to consider radically reforming the law of joint enterprise, after claims that it drags innocent people into the criminal justice system and excessively punishes those on the periphery of violent crime.’

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The Guardian, 22nd September 2015

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Urban criminal gangs setting up drug hotlines to expand operations into deprived seaside resorts, says National Crime Agency – The Independent

Posted August 13th, 2015 in drug offences, gangs, news, reports, young persons by sally

‘Urban criminal gangs are setting up dedicated drugs hotlines and using sophisticated marketing campaigns for a rapid expansion of their operations into deprived seaside resorts, the National Crime Agency have said.’
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The Independent, 12th August 2015

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Street skaters may find their latest moves land them in court – but they are fighting back – The Independent

‘Campaigners claim Public Space Protection Orders are ‘criminalising young people just for being young’.’
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The Independent, 1st August 2015

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IPCC investigates Metropolitan police after teenager ‘died during pursuit’ – The Guardian

Posted July 23rd, 2015 in complaints, homicide, news, police, stop and search, young persons by sally

‘The Police watchdog is investigating Scotland Yard’s stop and searches of a teenager in the years before he died in a collision while apparently being pursued by police.’

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2015

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Do Young Thugs have Human Rights? The Supreme Court has a Riot – Panopticon

‘Following a period of considered reflection, or laziness depending on one’s view, it is worth noting the decision of the Supreme Court in In the matter of an application by JR38 for Judicial Review [2015] UKSC 42. The case is all about Article 8 ECHR, and is of particular interest because of the dispute about the breadth of the correct test for the engagement of Article 8. The context is also one which will be familiar to English data protection and privacy lawyers: the publication by the police of photographs seeking to identify a suspect. If anyone remembers that famous picture of a youth in a hoodie pointing his fingers like a gun behind an awkward looking David Cameron, JR38 is basically that, but with Molotov cocktails and a sprinkling of sectarian hatred.’

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Panopticon, 9th July 2015

Source: www.panopticonblog.com

Kesia Leatherbarrow: Girl’s death not ‘preventable’, review finds – BBC News

Posted July 9th, 2015 in children, detention, mental health, news, reports, suicide, young persons by sally

‘A troubled teenager who took her own life after being held in a police cell was failed by agencies, a report found.’

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BBC News, 9th July 2015

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Council secures lifelong reporting restrictions order in favour of 17-year-old – Local Government Lawyer

‘Birmingham City Council has secured a lifelong reporting restrictions order (RRO) in favour of a 17-year-old woman, AB, who was sexually exploited by ten respondents to the proceedings.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 2nd July 2015

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Addil Haroon: Death crash man’s jail term reviewed – BBC News

‘The sentence of a teenager who boasted of driving at 142mph on a motorway the night before he killed a man in a high-speed crash is to be reviewed.’

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BBC News, 29th May 2015

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Two teenagers who ‘tortured’ a girl in Hertfordshire detained – BBC News

‘Two teenagers who kidnapped then “tortured” a girl aged 14 by pouring salt down her throat and making her perform a sex act have been sentenced.’

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BBC News, 18th May 2015

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Reporting Restrictions in the Criminal Courts – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

‘A fourth updated set of guidelines on open justice and reporting restrictions in the criminal courts is published today by the Judicial College, News Media Association (NMA), Society of Editors and the Media Lawyers Association. The new edition covers the new reporting restrictions applying to under 18 year olds, which came into force last month, the Female Genital Mutilation anonymity provisions which came into force this month and other changes relevant to reporting the work of the criminal courts.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 6th May 2015

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Eric Joyce found guilty of assaulting two boys in north London shop – The Guardian

Posted May 6th, 2015 in alcoholism, assault, news, violence, young persons by sally

‘Former Falkirk MP Eric Joyce has been found guilty of assaulting two teenage boys in a north London shop.’

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The Guardian, 1st May 2015

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Army recruitment sergeant guilty of sex attacks on young female recruits – The Guardian

‘An army recruitment sergeant has been found guilty of sex attacks on young female recruits.’

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The Guardian, 5th May 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk