Court of Appeal awards council 50% of costs in youth cuts case – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 27th, 2013 in appeals, budgets, costs, education, local government, news, young persons by tracey

‘A council has been told it can recover half of its legal costs in a case where the Court of Appeal ruled that a 70% cut to youth services was unlawful but refused to grant relief to the claimant.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 25th November 2013

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Teenager accused of planning repeat Columbine massacre faces retrial – The Independent

Posted November 20th, 2013 in explosives, learning difficulties, news, retrials, terrorism, weapons, young persons by sally

“A teenager accused of planning a ‘Columbine-style’ attack on his former school will face a re-trial after an Old Bailey jury were unable to reach verdicts on two terrorism charges.”

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The Independent, 20th November 2013

Source: www.independent.co.uk

HMRC targets unpaid intern employers – BBC News

Posted November 11th, 2013 in HM Revenue & Customs, minimum wage, news, trade unions, young persons by michael

“HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is targeting 200 employers who recently advertised internships to ensure they are paying the minimum wage.”

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BBC News, 11th November 2013

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Decision to cut youth services by 70% was unlawful, says Court of Appeal – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 8th, 2013 in appeals, education, equality, local government, news, young persons by tracey

“A council acted unlawfully in 2012 when it cut youth services by more than 70% over a three-year period, the Court of Appeal has ruled.”

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Local Government Lawyer, 7th November 2013

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Inside Feltham: Why London’s Young Offender Institution is one of the scariest prisons in Britain – The Independent

Posted September 2nd, 2013 in death in custody, news, prisons, reports, standards, violence, young persons by sally

“A recent report painted a shocking picture of abuse and violence at the prison. Archie Bland meets ex-inmates, and people who have lost relatives there.”

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The Independent, 31st August 2013

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New rules for police custody of teenagers – BBC News

Posted August 23rd, 2013 in codes of practice, detention, news, parental rights, police, young persons by sally

“Extra protection for 17-year-olds in police custody will be put in place by the end of October, the Home Office has said.”

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BBC News, 22nd August 2013

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10 years’ jail for prolific sex attacker Nigel Turner who returned to comfort victim – The Independent

Posted August 21st, 2013 in guilty pleas, news, sentencing, sexual offences, victims, young persons by sally

“A prolific sex attacker who returned to comfort his victim minutes after brutally assaulting her has been jailed for 10 years.”

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The Independent, 20th August 2013

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Meet Britain’s youngest ever barrister – The Guardian

Posted August 12th, 2013 in barristers, legal education, news, young persons by sally

“She is the youngest person to be called to the bar in 600 years and at just 18, Gabrielle Turnquest has already become used to questions about her age. By 12 she was ahead of her classmates. She started her first degree at the age of 14, graduating two years later on the day she also graduated from high school. ‘I guess it feels really good to have a law degree,’ she says, ‘rather than the age part of it.'”

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The Guardian, 11th August 2013

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Teenager becomes youngest person to be called to the Bar – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 31st, 2013 in barristers, legal education, news, young persons by sally

“A teenager has become the youngest person to qualify as a barrister in the 600 year history of the profession – so she can work in the Bahamas.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th July 2013

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Judicial review funding cuts may leave vulnerable teenagers at risk – The Guardian

Posted July 29th, 2013 in budgets, judicial review, news, social services, young persons by sally

“Hundreds of vulnerable teenagers will be at risk of harm or falling into prostitution under government plans to restrict judicial review, lawyers specialising in actions against local authorities have warned.”

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The Guardian, 29th July 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Crackdown on payday loans advertising – The Guardian

Posted July 2nd, 2013 in advertising, consumer credit, financial regulation, news, young persons by sally

“A crackdown on payday loan advertising is on the cards following a summit between regulators, ministers and lenders to address concerns over widespread problems in the sector.”

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The Guardian, 1st July 2013

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Four get life for murder of Negus McLean – The Independent

Posted May 29th, 2013 in gangs, murder, news, sentencing, young persons by sally

“Four gang members were given life terms today for killing a 15-year-old boy who was chased by a ‘hunting posse of boys on bicycles’ and stabbed.”

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The Independent, 28th May 2013

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Police back change in law to treat 17-year-olds in custody as juveniles – The Guardian

Posted April 25th, 2013 in news, parental rights, police, young offenders, young persons by sally

“Senior police officers are backing a change to the law so that 17-year-olds are treated as juveniles in custody and their parents are informed if they are arrested.”

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The Guardian, 24th April 2013

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Al-Swaiedi inquiry: Teenager was tortured and hanged, claims his uncle – The Independent

Posted April 18th, 2013 in armed forces, inquiries, Iraq, news, torture, unlawful killing, young persons by sally

“A teenager who it is claimed was unlawfully killed by British troops in Iraq had been tortured and hanged, his uncle has claimed.”

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The Independent, 18th April 2013

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New National Standards for youth justice services – Youth Justice Board

Posted April 4th, 2013 in care homes, news, regulations, secure training centres, young persons by sally

“New National Standards for Youth Justice Services have been launched.”

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Youth Justice Board, 3rd April 2013

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Punks and goths can now be hate crime victims – The Independent

Posted April 4th, 2013 in crime, harassment, hate crime, news, police, young persons by sally

“Greater Manchester Police is the first force to treat offences against subculture groups as hate crimes.”

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The Independent, 3rd April 2013

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Extended definition of domestic violence takes effect – Home Office

Posted April 2nd, 2013 in domestic violence, news, young persons by sally

“From today [31 March] a wider definition of domestic violence, including 16 and 17 year olds and controlling behaviour takes effect.”

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Home Office, 31st March 2013

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Barnsley curfew for under-16s is discriminatory, say campaigners – The Guardian

Posted April 2nd, 2013 in age discrimination, human rights, lobbying, news, time limits, young persons by sally

“Civil rights campaigners have condemned a council curfew banning all unaccompanied young people from a town centre at night as unlawful.”

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The Guardian, 30th March 2013

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L-drivers face ‘minimum learning period’ in radical overhaul of driving test rules – The Independent

Posted March 26th, 2013 in driving licences, education, news, time limits, young persons by sally

“A sweeping overhaul of driving test rules was announced today [25 March] by Patrick McLoughlin, the Transport Secretary, in an attempt to reduce the number of young motorists killed or seriously injured on Britain’s roads.”

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The Independent, 25th March 2013

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‘Violence risk’ after military tours – BBC News

“Younger members of the armed forces returning from duty are more likely to
commit violent offences than the rest of the population, a study suggests.”

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BBC News, 15th March 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk