Looked after children

The ADR UK Research Fellowship project have published a study on looked after children and rates of youth justice caution or conviction in England. The study used Ministry of Justice & Department for Education data from 2.3 million children born in England between 1996 and 1999. Results found: children who have lived in care were eight times more likely to have received a youth justice caution or conviction; 33% of care-experienced children received a youth justice caution or conviction, compared with 4% of those without care experience; and this figure was higher for some care-experienced minority ethnic groups including Black Caribbean (39%) and Gypsy/Roma (50%).

Read the policy briefing: Policy briefing: care experience, ethnicity and youth justice involvement – key trends and policy implications
Read the news story: Childhood in care raises risk of entering English youth justice system eightfold

Source: ADR UK

Date: 21 September 2023

 

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