Children’s sector leaders call for overhaul of youth justice system

Children services leaders have called for major youth justice reforms, including raising the age of criminal responsibility and creating a more “responsive and child centred system”. They also want a reformed system in place to better support young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and tackle racial disparity within youth justice. The Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS), Local Government Association (LGA) and the Association of Youth Offending Team Managers (AYM) have made the call in a jointly published youth justice policy paper. Read more.