Coroner calls for changes to treatment of child refugees after death of teenager – The Guardian

Posted July 6th, 2017 in children, coroners, immigration, news, refugees, young persons by sally

‘A coroner has called for changes to the way Home Office officials in Calais and Dunkirk deal with vulnerable child refugees after a 17-year-old Kurdish refugee fled Isis in Iraq only to be crushed under the wheels of a lorry while trying to seek sanctuary in the UK.’

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The Guardian, 5th July 2017

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Age limits on drinking, having sex, getting married and being arrested – BBC News

‘Young people get a number of personal freedoms when they turn 16 in some parts of the UK, but they may have to wait another 24 months to gain other rights.’

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BBC News, 4th July 2017

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Stop and search is not used fairly, most young BAME people believe – The Guardian

‘Three-quarters of young black and minority ethnic (BAME) people believe they and their communities are being targeted unfairly by stop and search despite a steep decline in the use of the controversial tactic, according to new research.’

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The Guardian, 29th June 2017

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BBC radio husband and wife presenters jailed for assaulting under-age boys – Daily Telegraph

‘Two former BBC radio presenters have been handed five-year jail sentences for indecently assaulting under-age boys and outraging public decency by having sex in woodland.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th June 2017

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Twelve jailed over high speed road race that killed four young people – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Two men have today (May 19) been jailed for nine years for their part in a high-speed road race which left four people dead.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 19th May 2017

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Police failed to engage with public, Met knife campaign chief admits – The Guardian

Posted May 22nd, 2017 in London, news, police, statistics, violence, weapons, young persons by tracey

‘The head of the Metropolitan police’s anti-knife initiative, Operation Sceptre, has admitted past failures in engaging with communities most affected by youth violence, amid criticism of the force’s latest strategy to tackle the problem. But DCS Michael Gallagher said that for the latest phase of its strategy to reduce knife crime – launched after recent police figures showing a rise of 24% in the past year in London – the Met was ready to work with civil society groups to find joint solutions to the problem.’

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The Guardian, 21st May 2017

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Teenager cleared of manslaughter after killing stepfather with one punch – The Independent

Posted May 17th, 2017 in domestic violence, homicide, news, young persons by sally

‘A teenager who killed his stepfather with a punch to the head has walked free from court.’

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The Independent, 16th May 2017

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Judges’ intervention prompts video-link rethink for youth cases – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 15th, 2017 in courts, judges, live link evidence, news, young persons by sally

‘A senior judge has shed light on the push by the government to conduct court proceedings via video despite widespread concerns.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 12th May 2017

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Facebook users will be given new legal right to delete all posts they made as teenagers, Tories announce – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 15th, 2017 in employment, fines, internet, legislation, news, young persons by sally

‘Facebook users will be given a new legal right to wipe clean all photos, messages and information that they put online before turning 18 under a new manifesto pledge announced by Theresa May.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th May 2017

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Teenage boy given court care plan to stop him ‘waging jihad’ in Syria – The Guardian

‘A 17-year-old boy whose two older brothers were killed “waging jihad” in Syria is to be protected by a special care plan designed to keep him from following in their footsteps, the high court has been told.’

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The Guardian, 9th May 2017

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Underage sex considered ‘normal part of growing up’, report warns – The Independent

‘Sexual health services failing to recognise victims of child exploitation and abuse due to expectation that under-16s will be sexually active, Family Education Trust claims.’

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The Independent, 8th may 2017

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Priory’s care plan for anorexic teen Pippa McManus ‘inadequate’ – BBC News

Posted May 3rd, 2017 in hospitals, inquests, mental health, news, suicide, young persons by tracey

‘No adequate care plan was in place for an anorexic teenager who killed herself five days after being released from a psychiatric hospital, an inquest found.’

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BBC News, 2nd May 2017

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Water and youth – Nearly Legal

Posted April 18th, 2017 in housing, landlord & tenant, local government, news, rent, water, young persons by sally

‘First, a Southwark rent arrears possession case, demonstrating that the effects of Jones v London Borough of Southwark [2016] EWHC 457 (Ch) (our report) rumble on in Southwark, despite the Council agreeing to repay overcharged water rates for the period 2001-2013 to the tenants. (Our thanks to Serdar Celebi, Cambridge House Law Centre and Tim Baldwin, Garden Court Chambers for the note).’

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Nearly Legal, 16th April 2017

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Teen jailed for carrying zombie knife – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A teenager convicted of wielding a “zombie-killer” knife has been imprisoned.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 5th April 2017

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

You’re hired? New levy and tougher rules signal apprenticeship shakeup – The Guardian

Posted April 4th, 2017 in education, employment, news, universities, young persons by sally

‘Ministers say 3m earning and learning schemes will plug the UK skills gap but critics say new levy is yet another financial burden for businesses

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The Guardian, 4th April 2017

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Identity fraud reached record levels in 2016 – BBC News

Posted March 15th, 2017 in identity fraud, news, statistics, young persons by tracey

‘Young people are a growing target for identity theft cases, which have reached record levels in 2016, fraud prevention organisation Cifas says. Almost 25,000 victims of fraud were aged under 30, with the number of under-21s defrauded rising by a third.’

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BBC News, 15th March 2017

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Sentencing Council publishes new guidelines on sentencing children and young people and offenders who plead guilty – Sentencing Council

‘Today, the Sentencing Council has published two new sentencing guidelines. One covers how courts should make a reduction in sentence for offenders who admit their guilt, and the other deals with the approach they should take when sentencing children and young people.’

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Sentencing Council, 7th March 2017

source: http://sentencingcouncil.judiciary.gov.uk

Criminal justice agencies at risk of failing young victims of crime – Victims’ Commissioner

Posted February 27th, 2017 in codes of practice, criminal justice, press releases, victims, young persons by tracey

‘Criminal justice agencies are at risk of failing children and young people who come forward to report crimes because they are not being taken seriously, Victims’ Commissioner has today warned.’

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Victims’ Commissioner, 22nd Febraury 2017

Source: http://victimscommissioner.org.uk

A united approach – Counsel

Posted February 23rd, 2017 in barristers, children, cross-examination, news, witnesses, young persons by sally

‘HHJ Simon Drew QC and Lynda Gibbs explain why the pan-profession s 28 and ‘advocacy and the vulnerable’ training – being delivered to over 14,000 criminal advocates over the next two years – heralds a sea change.’

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Counsel, March 2017

Source: www.counselmagazine.co.uk

Musician who admitted groping students wins teaching ban appeal – The Guardian

Posted February 20th, 2017 in appeals, education, judges, news, sexual offences, teachers, young persons by sally

‘A world-renowned musician who admitted molesting three students has won an appeal against an indefinite teaching ban, after a top judge ruled the ban was “flawed”.’

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The Guardian, 17th February 2017

Source: www.guardian.co.uk