The Howard League has launched a two-year programme of work to end the criminalisation of children living in residential care. The work will be supported by this Advisory Board, chaired by the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP. The project follows research, published by the Howard League in March 2016, which found that children living in children’s homes were being criminalised at higher rates than other boys and girls, including those in other types of care. The programme of work will explore best practice within the police service and the residential care sector and builds on the charity’s work to keep as many boys and girls as possible out of the criminal justice system.
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