A report on the way agencies respond to children living with domestic abuse found that social workers, the police, health professionals and other agencies such as youth offending teams and probation services are often doing a good job to protect victims.
But the watchdog said "far too little" is being done to prevent domestic abuse in the first place, and to repair the damage it causes afterwards.
Short prison sentences punish children too
From Russell Webster,
"This is a second guest post by Lucy Baldwin (@LucyBaldwin08) (de Montfort University) & Rona Espstein (Coventry University) on the distressing findings of their recent research study on the impact of short custodial sentences on mothers and their children. You can find the first overview of the research here. This second post focuses on the impact on children in particular.."
Probation's Future - More Inspection
Yesterday Dame Glenys Stacey, HM Chief Inspector of Probation, gave a keynote speech to the Criminal Justice Management Conference at the QEII Centre, London. In her own inimitable way, she perfectly outined what a total mess Chris Grayling made of the former gold standard probation service, without actually saying so, of course:
Proof magazine: Who are you calling fat cats?
Want to feel sorry for a (certain type of) lawyer? Then read on...