Today, Just for Kids Law publishes a new report ‘Hitting brick walls: barriers faced by homeless care leavers’, in collaboration with New Horizon Youth Centre and Youth Legal.
The report calls for stronger safeguards to protect young care leavers from homelessness. It includes crucial insight from care leavers who have become homeless, and tangible solutions the Government could deploy to help change the lives of young people in similar situations, ahead of the Independent Care Review publishing its final recommendations to Government later this month.
A coalition of 12 children’s charities led by Just for Kids Law, including NSPCC, The Children’s Society, and Barnardo’s, have sent a letter to the Secretary of State for Education, Nadhim Zahawi, calling for the Statutory Guidance on Exclusions and Guidance on Behaviour to better protect vulnerable children facing school exclusion from child criminal exploitation (CCE).
Child Q and her family have taken a decision not to give interviews to the press at this stage in an effort to protect Child Q’s privacy. The family requested that there be no speculation as to their identities or the identities of Child Q’s school which could, in turn, result in Child Q’s identity becoming known.
Today, the children’s rights charity Just for Kids Law is calling for an end to the overnight detention of children by police with the launch of its latest report, “It’s horrible when they keep you in there at night”: Ending the overnight detention of children in police custody, at a briefing to Parliamentarians, police representatives, and youth justice campaigners.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Anthony Landes to the post of Chair of the Board of Trustees at Just for Kids Law.
The Court of Appeal has today ruled on a case brought by the children’s legal charity Just for Kids Law, who successfully argued that the failure by local authorities in London to provide appropriate alternative accommodation for children arrested and held by the police is unlawful.
Leading children’s rights experts and play campaigners including the Children’s Rights Alliance for England (part of Just for Kids Law) and Playing Out have written to the Prime Minister calling for England’s lockdown guidelines to allow and encourage children to play outdoors together, as they return to school today.
Following months of campaigning and legal action, children’s legal charity Just for Kids Law is pleased to welcome today’s decision from the
In a new report released ahead of Human Rights Day (10 December), 90 children’s charities from across England warn that a number of critical