Protecting victims of child criminal exploitation is not a “loophole” in modern slavery legislation, it is the law serving its purpose, argues JfKL’s Aika Stephenson.
An evaluation by NCVO Charities Evaluation Services finds JfKL's casework model leads to reduced feeling of isolation, improved wellbeing and increased ability to self-advocate.
Dozens of organisations have called on lawmakers to drop plans for new Knife Crime Prevention Orders, which it is feared could have the counterproductive effect of drawing more children and young people into the criminal justice system.
Along with 35 other organisations and individuals, JfKL is calling for the closure of Medway secure training centre & secure school after it was revealed that children at the centre are still being unlawfully restrained.
The Youth Justice Legal Centre has announced the date and keynote speakers for its upcoming Youth Justice Summit, which will focus on the theme of “Children in the Criminal Courts”.
Jennifer Twite, Head of Strategic Litigation at Just for Kids Law, explains the significance of the Supreme Court’s ruling on the disclosure of youth cautions.
In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court has ruled the disclosure of youth reprimands to future employers to be incompatible with human rights legislation, a decision that could benefit thousands of children issued with youth cautions every year.
A joint investigation by The Observer and BBC 5 Live shines a light on the lives of young people in care forced into inappropriate B&B accomodation.
JfKL’s Mark McDonald writes about the Department for Education’s new report and the key role that independent advocacy has to play in improving educational outcomes of Children in Need.
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