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Knife-crime prevention orders likely to criminalise vulnerable children

Tuesday 26th of March 2019 | Europe, United Kingdom
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Home Office proposals to create knife crime prevention orders, which are due to be debated by MPs for the first time on Tuesday 26 March 2019, could criminalise thousands of children who are themselves victims of slavery, trafficking or criminal exploitation.

A joint briefing by the Prison Reform Trust and the Standing Committee for Youth Justice, sent to MPs ahead of the House of Commons debate, warns that there are insufficient safeguards built into the proposed legislation to ensure that the full circumstances of the child are taken into account by the police applying for the orders and the court before an order is imposed.

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