Policing and Children Conference
Policing and Children
This national conference, held on 6 December 2012 in Birmingham, looked at the role of the police in keeping children out of the penal system, interactions between children and the police and children’s rights and participation.
- Jacqui Cheer QPM, Temporary Chief Constable, Cleveland Police - you can download her presentation here
- John Drew, Chief Executive, Youth Justice Board
- Kate Green MP, Vice Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Women in the Penal System
- David Hanson MP, Shadow Minister for Policing
- Gwanwyn Mason, Head of MPS Youth Strategy & Engagement, Metropolitan Police - you can download her presentation here
- Paul McKeever, Chair of the Police Federation
- Professor Jo Phoenix, Durham University - you can download her presentation here
- Drusilla Sharpling, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary - you can download her presentation here
- Keir Starmer QC, Director of Public Prosecutions
Workshop contributions included:
The detention of children in police custody
- Anita Dockley, Research Director, The Howard League for Penal Reform - download the summary of the Howard League report
- Shauneen Lambe, Executive Director, Just For Kids Law
Resolving not criminalising: policing practices which are keeping children out of the penal system
- Jo Rowland, Head of Criminal Justice and Custody, Hampshire Constabulary
- PC Jill Shields
- PC Lea Butcher, Gloucestershire Constabulary - download the presentation slides
Policing and criminalisation of sexually exploited children
- Sheila Taylor, Director, National Working Group for Sexually Exploited Children and Young People
- Professor Jo Phoenix, Durham University
A Question Time panel of young people will discuss: ‘Can the police listen to young people?’
Youth representatives from:
- U R Boss project
- Just for Kids Law
- Wandsworth Youth Council
- National Council for Voluntary Youth Services.
U R Boss
U R Boss is a ground breaking youth justice project that provides an enhanced legal service shaped by and for young people in custody and those recently released into the community.
It is a project led by young people for young people that is part of the Howard League for Penal Reform.