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Children who have been deprived of their liberty: Learning from their journeys

The CYCJ practitioner support service regularly receives requests for case specific advice and support. During 2020 and 2021 common themes in three cases were identified, 

Are we Keeping The Promise for children in conflict with the law?

In February 2020 the findings of the Independent Care Review were published, reaching conclusions about the way in which Scotland must change the way it

November e-bulletin 2021

A new direction, surveying stakeholders and spotlight on sentencing.

Appropriate Adults in Scotland

Appropriate Adults provide communication support to adults who are considered vulnerable and become involved in the justice system. This can be as a victim, witness,

Reviews for young people in custody under the Whole System Approach – Information for local authorities

This Information Sheet is designed to provide information for local authorities regarding reviews for all young people aged under 18 in custody and older young

Template for Reviews for Young People in Custody

Under the Whole System Approach, all young people aged under 18 and older young people where local authorities have agreed this with SPS as part

October e-bulletin 2021

Celebrating what we do, upholding children’s rights in custody and meeting Ministers

Barriers and facilitators to Child First participation and co-production in youth justice

At this CYCJ webinar on October 28, Dr Sean Creaney and Dr Samantha Burns discussed barriers and facilitators to Child First participation and co-production in

Secure Care Pathway and Standards – What, Why and How We Can Help

“These Standards are a starting point for further improvements in years to come.” The Secure Care Pathway and Standards Scotland were launched on October 5,


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