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

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The strange status of 16-year-olds – BBC News

Posted March 13th, 2013 in news, young persons by sally

“The age of 18 is widely accepted as the start of adulthood but those one or two years younger occupy a strange twilight zone where they are given many freedoms and responsibilities but denied others.”

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BBC News, 13th March 2013

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New guidelines could reduce wrongful convictions under ‘joint enterprise’ law – The Guardian

“Long-awaited guidance for the crown prosecution service on a law used to fight gang violence could help prevent miscarriages of justice.”

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The Guardian, 5th March 2013

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Parents plead for 17-year-olds in custody to be treated as children – The Guardian

Posted February 27th, 2013 in detention, judicial review, news, young persons by sally

“The parents of a teenager who killed himself after being arrested have pleaded for police to treat all 17-year-olds in custody as children.”

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The Guardian, 26th February 2013

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Young offenders: raising the age of criminal responsibility – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted February 20th, 2013 in bills, children, criminal responsibility, news, young persons by sally

“There is a private members Bill making its way slowly through Parliament seeking a simple change in the law by replacing the word ‘ten’ with the word ‘twelve’ in s 50 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 19th February 2013

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Regulators warned over covert surveillance of businesses thought to be selling age-restricted products to children – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 4th, 2013 in codes of practice, investigatory powers, news, privacy, young persons by tracey

“Enforcement bodies have been warned about disproportionately invading traders’
privacy when carrying out checks over the way age-restricted products are sold.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 1st February 2013

Source: www.out-law.com

Kwame Ofosu-Asare murder: Two teenagers detained – BBC News

Posted December 19th, 2012 in gangs, murder, news, sentencing, young persons by sally

“Two teenagers have been given life terms for the murder of a schoolboy.”

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BBC News, 18th December 2012

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Youths who abuse on Twitter may avoid prosecution – Daily Telegraph

“Prosecutors will be told to exercise ‘real caution’ before deciding to prosecute children and young people over abusive comments made on Twitter and Facebook under guidelines to be issued today, it was reported.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th December 2012

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Mossbourne students and the law: ‘Young people don’t know their rights’ – The Guardian

Posted November 28th, 2012 in human rights, legal education, news, young persons by sally

“Can a better understanding of the law help students in their everyday lives and encourage the idea that anyone can have a successful legal career?”

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The Guardian, 27th November 2012

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Children’s experience of parental separation: research challenges law change proposal – Family Law week

Posted November 23rd, 2012 in children, contact orders, divorce, news, parental responsibility, young persons by tracey

“Government plans to amend the 1989 Children Act by introducing a presumption of shared parenting are well-intentioned but misguided, say the authors of new research into childhood experience of family break-ups.”

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Family Law Week, 22nd November 2012

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Newly qualified drivers may face ban on non-family passengers – The Guardian

Posted November 19th, 2012 in careless driving, driving licences, news, road safety, young persons by sally

“Newly qualified drivers could be restricted from carrying non-family members under proposals being considered by the government to cut the number of road accidents involving teenagers.”

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The Guardian, 17th November 2012

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Police treatment of 17-year-old suspects challenged in high court – The Guardian

Posted November 12th, 2012 in detention, human rights, news, police, young persons by sally

“The treatment of 17-year-old suspects in police stations could be transformed if a legal challenge against the Home Office succeeds in overturning detention rules.”

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The Guardian, 11th November 2012

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New definition of domestic violence and abuse to include 16 and 17 year olds – Home Office

Posted November 9th, 2012 in domestic violence, press releases, victims, young persons by tracey

“Victims of domestic violence and abuse aged 16 and 17 will be recognised under a new cross-government definition, deputy prime minister Nick Clegg announced today (Wednesday 19 September 2012).”

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Home Office, 5th November 2012

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Education Committee calls for earlier use of care proceedings – Family Law Week

Posted November 7th, 2012 in child abuse, child neglect, news, reports, young persons by sally

“The House of Commons Education Committee’s report Children first: the child protection system in England calls for earlier intervention by local authorities to prevent abuse to and neglect of children.”

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Family Law Week, 7th November 2012

Source: www.familylawweek.com

Urgent action call over child deaths in custody – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 24th, 2012 in children, death in custody, news, young persons by sally

“Two national charities have called for an urgent independent review of ‘systemic failings’ that have led to the deaths of 200 imprisoned children and young people over the past decade.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 24th October 2012

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Not round these parts – NearlyLegal

Posted October 22nd, 2012 in ASBOs, housing, judicial review, local government, news, young persons by sally

“Did historic ASB by the daughter of a former evicted tenant allow the local authority to refuse to allow her accommodation in the same area? This was the issue in this judicial review of Bolton-at-Home’s (‘Bolton’) decision to refuse a property to Ms Carney.”

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NearlyLegal, 21st October 2012

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Teenage victims of domestic violence targeted as definition is extended – The Guardian

Posted September 19th, 2012 in domestic violence, news, victims, young persons by sally

“The official definition of domestic violence is to be changed from March to ensure that thousands of teenage victims who are abused while in a relationship get the help and support they need, ministers are to announce today. It is also to be widened to explicitly include ‘coercive control’, which is defined as complex patterns of abuse by one partner using power and psychological control over another, such as financial, verbal abuse or enforced social isolation.”

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The Guardian, 19th September 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk