This is a question we should be asking ourselves when thinking about the problematic housing process for young people leaving care.
On 10 October 2021, some of our brilliant staff members will be running in the Royal Parks Half Marathon to raise money for our work. Race tickets can be really hard to come by and we haven’t competed as a team in a half marathon in over 10 years so this is definitely something to be proud of! The JfKL team have been training for months now, enduring the summer heat (and plenty of rain), injuries, blisters, and sore knees to prepare for the race. This will be a huge challenge but we’re confident that we can go the distance. Read on to find out why Augusta Itua, one of our amazing Youth Justice Lawyers, is taking part this year.
Ahead of parliamentary debate on school exclusions, we set out why the school exclusions system isn't working, as well as what needs to change.
Read our latest briefing on the impact of turning 18 in the criminal justice system for the House of Lords' Second Reading of the Police, Crime, Sentencing, and Courts Bill
In a week’s time, the law governing decisions about children in care in England changes dramatically. The Department for Education has created a
In an effort to help stop young people from continuing to be unnecessarily excluded, we recently supported our School Exclusion Campaign Group to tell the Government what they think about the way schools approach behaviour and discipline.
Some of our fantastic School Exclusion campaigners featured on this episode of The Children's Society's DEx Podcast
The Court of Appeal has today ruled on a case brought by the children’s legal charity Just for Kids Law, who successfully argued that the failure by local authorities in London to provide appropriate alternative accommodation for children arrested and held by the police is unlawful.
Over the summer, we have been working with young people and supporting them to engage directly with the independent review of children’s social care (the Care Review).
Despite the Covid-19 situation we would like to reassure all those who need our help that we are still available to provide support and advice.
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