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Seen and Heard: Supporting vulnerable children in the youth justice system

Written by  Works for Freedom (30/11/99)

A report highlighting that children with learning disabilities and other impairments (e.g. low IQ, special educational needs) are more likely to go to prison because the youth justice system is failing to recognise their needs. Drawing on the views of Youth Offending Teams, the study identifies a lack of routine screening and assessment of support needs and argues that youth justice agencies are not fulfilling their legal duty to prevent discrimination.

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