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5.33 Joint Lincolnshire Protocol to Reduce Offending and the Criminalisation of Children in Care

SCOPE OF THIS CHAPTER

Whilst there has been success in Lincolnshire in addressing youth offending and therefore improving the outcomes for a number of young people, children in care continue to be over represented in youth justice data, and sometimes because children in care are treated differently – even at the point of reporting. Research suggests that police can be involved in minor incidents that occur which would not be the case where children are part of more conventional families.

As a partnership, Lincolnshire are committed to a multi-agency approach to: support young people; recognise their complex needs; divert them away from criminal and anti-social behaviour; re-offending and escalation of offending, in order to help them achieve their best outcomes.

RELEVANT INFORMATION

Prison Reform Trust, Keeping Children in Care Out of Trouble: An Independent Review 

This chapter was added into the manual in October 2017.


Joint Lincolnshire Protocol to Reduce Offending and the Criminalisation of Children in Care

Appendix 1: Flow Chart of Classification of Incidents

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