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Over a million under 18 year-olds ‘stopped and searched’ in last five years

Over a million under 18 year-olds ‘stopped and searched’ in last five years

Over a thousand children under 10 years of age had been subject to stop and search procedures by some 22 police forces across the UK in the last five years,…

Lord Carlile’s youth justice review: ‘Terror doesn’t work as deterrent’

Lord Carlile’s youth justice review: ‘Terror doesn’t work as deterrent’

Last week the Parliamentary Inquiry into the Operation and Effectiveness of the Youth Court released their final report. The report contains a series of findings and recommendations for improving responses…

More networks spreading ‘poisonous’ child abuse imagery need to be tackled

More networks spreading ‘poisonous’ child abuse imagery need to be tackled

Children victimised by online sexual abuse grow up with feelings of ‘powerlessness and paranoia’, warned a leading children’s charity. Internet giants Google and Microsoft announced on Monday that the search…

Mind the Justice Gap: ‘stop and search just isn’t working’

Mind the Justice Gap: ‘stop and search just isn’t working’

‘It was a lonely experience,’ said Hughes Cousins-Chang , describing being strip-searched and held in custody for over 12 hours, without being allowed to contact his mother. Hughes, a sixth-form…

Half a century of change: The evidence of child victims

‘I hate to imagine how many children there were who complained of molestation or who were or knew they would be, if they did complain, subjected to corporal punishment of…

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