Reports, publications and resources
Ending the criminalisation of children in residential care. Briefing two: best practice in policing
This is the second briefing paper published as part of the Howard League’s two-year programme to end the criminalisation of children in residential care.
Police forces are receiving a high number of call-outs from some children’s homes, a significant proportion of which they regard as inappropriate, which drain their resources and increase the risk of children in care being criminalised.
The report has explored how good practice in the policing of children’s homes can significantly reduce the unnecessary criminalisation of vulnerable children and demand on police resources. Real, lasting change requires strong leadership and commitment to embedding child-focused policing through forces, at every level.
NICE guidelines on Child Abuse and Neglect
The guidelines have now been published. Check out the useful baseline assessment tool so you can measure your current practice against the recommendations set out in the guidelines.
Many of these recommendations were directly influenced by the young people’s expert advisory group, facilitated by AVA. This group are currently producing a quick guide about the guidelines for other young people which will be launched in February 2018. There will also be a webinar with AVA and the young people’s expert advisory group. Details will be on our website shortly.