The Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice (CYCJ), in collaboration with the Scottish Child Law Centre, has published ‘Representing care experienced children & young people in police custody: A good practice guide’.
This resource will support Scottish solicitors and practitioners with Good Practice Principles when representing care experienced children in police custody, to ensure their rights are upheld. It also includes advice for children and young people, to help them understand their rights and what they are entitled to.
A launch event was held on August 25, featuring a panel of expert speakers who contributed to the guide. Fiona Dyer (CYCJ); Claire Sands (Howard League for Penal Reform); Irina Beaton (Scottish Child Law Centre); Beth-Anne Logan (STARR group); and Gillian Mawdsley (Law Society of Scotland) discussed why the guide was created, who contributed to its development and how it’s helping to keep Scotland’s Promise to care experienced children and young people.
Watch event recording (coming soon).