‘This is our story’: Children and young people on criminalisation in residential care

REPORT BRIEFING

Author: Howard League for Penal Reform

Year: 2018

Summary: 

This briefing tells the anonymised stories of four children and young people who have been criminalised in residential care in their own words.

The briefing focuses on how it feels to a child to be criminalised and to live in a home where you are not loved or cared about.

The young people’s testimonies illustrate how every aspect of the care system can impact on criminalisation and demonstrate that a whole system approach is needed to protect vulnerable children from this form of harm.