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Police back multi-agency hubs to reduce offending
The youth justice system is set to benefit from increased multi-agency working between police, education, social care and health teams across London that will provide massive public sector savings, the UK's lead police officer for children has claimed.
In an exclusive interview with CYP Now, Metropolitan Police assistant commissioner Ian McPherson, who is lead on children and young people at the Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo), said the "multi-agency safeguarding hub" concept, pioneered in Devon, will divert children away from the criminal justice system and could lead to big savings.
Watchdogs criticise out-of-court penalties
from the article by Dominic Casciani for BBC News:
Watchdogs have criticised the "piecemeal and largely uncontrolled" use of out-of-court punishments.
The chief inspectors of constabulary and prosecution said the powers were sometimes used for persistent and more serious offenders.
The report calls for a strategy on the use of penalties across England and Wales to protect public confidence.
'Say sorry' scheme helps exclusions fall at Burnley school
Exclusions have dropped by two thirds at an East Lancashire school which has piloted a new scheme where troublemakers say sorry.
Burnley super school Sir John Thursby Community College, has been working with the Youth Offending Team over the past year to help improve general pupil behaviour.