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In care, out of trouble: report of an independent review chaired by Lord Laming

Katy Drew Swaine Williams et al.

2016

In care, out of trouble: how the life chances of children in care can be transformed by protecting them from unnecessary involvement in the criminal justice system : report of an independent review chaired by Lord Laming. Looked after children in England and Wales are significantly over-represented in the criminal justice system - 37% of children in young offender institutions and 39% of those in secure training centres have experience of local authority care. The Prison Reform Trust has commissioned an independent inquiry into the causes of this over-representation and how it can be addressed. This report presents the findings and recommendations of the inquiry. The recommendations work towards 6 outcomes: Strong and determined leadership at national and local level; Early support for children and families at risk; Good parenting by the state; Responding to looked after children in minority groups; Prevention, diversion and rehabilitation; and Supporting young people leaving care. The report is accompanied by a literature review, published separately.