Webinar - Intersecting inequalities: child social care involvement and youth justice contact

Intersecting inequalities: child social care involvement and youth justice contact

Delivered online using Teams

12:00 - 13:30 Wednesday, 26 June 2024

Young people with care experience are more likely to have contact with the criminal justice system. Less is known about what happens to those young people who are supported by children’s social care under child in need or on a child protection plan. This webinar will discuss research on how the contact with the criminal justice system differs across different levels of children’s social care support and how outcomes differ between the local authorities of England.

The session will also explore the relationship between care experience, ethnicity and youth justice involvement in England, which highlights the stark injustices. Drawing on the research findings will allow an opportunity to reflect on the potential for administrative data to challenge injustice and effect real change.

In this webinar, we will hear from:

  • Dr Anna Leyland, an Administrative Data Research UK funded Research Fellow at the University of Sheffield. Her work looks at the role of the family, communities, public services and poverty in shaping how a child develops, their experiences during childhood, and as they grow into adults.
  • Dr Katie Hunter, a Lecturer in Criminology at Manchester Metropolitan University. Katie draws on both qualitative and quantitative methods to understand the relationship between care experience and justice systems involvement, with a focus on the intersections with gender and ethnicity.
  • Rod Weston Bartholomew, Assistant Director Impact (Care Journeys) at Barnardo’s, who will bring in the voice of lived experience.
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National Children's Bureau
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