Nine major charities have called for a fundamental
review of the youth justice system.
Despite frequent reforms the system still fails to
ensure that the best interest of children are at the heart of any
response to their behaviour, and is sucking more children into the
criminal justice system at an earlier age, said a
The charities are: The Children’s Society, one
of the nine. The others are Barnardos’, the Children’s
Rights Alliance for England, The Howard League for Penal Reform,
Nacro, the National Association of Youth Justice, National
Children’s Bureau, NCH and NSPCC.