Reducing criminalisation of looked after children and care leavers

The Mayor of London has published a protocol setting out the roles and responsibilities of groups involved in the care of looked-after children and care leavers in reducing their involvement in crime. The protocol covers: children’s home carers; foster parents; police officers; the Crown Prosecution Service; health services and local authorities. The organisations who have signed the protocol have agreed: that diversion from the criminal justice system should be at the heart of any response to offending behaviour; to listen and learn from children and young people; and ask ‘would this response be good enough for my child?’

Read the news story: Reducing criminalisation of looked-after children and care leavers
Read the report: Reducing criminalisation of looked after children and care leavers a protocol for London (PDF)

Source: Mayor of London

Date: 16 March 2021