SCYJ and SEC have produced a joint briefing for the House of Lords Grand Committee Stage of Children and Families Bill. In this we outline our concerns around Clause 70 which would prevent children in the secure estate from receiving SEN provision. Read the briefing here.
The Standing Committee for Youth Justice, alongside the National Association of Youth Justice, have responded to the latest Ministry of Justice consultation on the proposed changes to Legal Aid. Read here.
The Standing Committee for Youth Justice has produced a briefing for the Second Reading of the Anti-social Behaviour Bill in the House of Lords. The briefing outlines our concerns on certain aspects of the Bill, namely: the broad definition of anti-social behaviour; the low standard of proof necessary to secure an injunction, the lack of anonymity for children going through injunction proceedings or receiving an injunction; the need for all under-18s receiving an injunction to have a full health and welfare assessment; the use of custody as a sanction for breaching an injunction and the need for judges to have disgression when looking at eviction proceedings. Read the briefing here.