Recently, the Law Society proposed amendments which would allow for Injunction to Prevent Nuisance and Annoyance (IPNA) applications against children to be heard the county court in certain circumstances. SCYJ believe all IPNA applications against children should be heard in the youth court. The county court does not have sufficient expertise to hear cases against children fairly.
SCYJ have since signed a joint letter to the Minister in charge of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill – Lord Taylor of Holbeach – urging the government not to change their existing policy on IPNA applications on children. Read the letter here.