Criminal records system ‘anchoring children to their past’

The current criminal records system is preventing children from moving on from their mistakes and should be changed, a Conservative MP has warned.

Theresa Villiers has called for reform of the criminal records system for childhood offences. 

Speaking in parliament, Theresa Villiers said the current system is acting as a barrier to employment, education and housing.

“It is therefore working against rehabilitation, undermining a core purpose of the youth justice system,” she said.

Read the full article on this link to Children & Young People Now

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