Tag Archives: Criminal Justice System

Parliament is opening up for 2020 – let us hope they become accountable!


At this time of year, the traditional dates can seem a bit strange depending on how one interprets them so although it is nearly a week since the 2020 New Year began, on the other hand a New Year does … Continue reading

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Lets reduce our prison population


It is easy to find fault with our Criminal Justice System. Like any series of organisations there will always be ways of improving connections and sometimes the cost of improvements means we have to live with the inadequacie. This website … Continue reading

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A rare coming together of dates


The traditional Mothering Sunday, or Mothers Day as it is now known changes dates each year, because it is timed to coincide with the 3rd Sunday in Lent. For those who are following the traditional Lent denial of certain nice … Continue reading

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Blue lights are not the whole picture


On Monday in the House of Commons, Patrick McLoughlin MP asked a question during the session with the Home Secretary. His question was: “What progress is being made in bringing together the work of the police service and the fire … Continue reading

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Time to re-open Childrens Centres?


At the end of the tenure of the Labour Government in 2010 there were 3,631 childrens centres across the UK. By April 2017 that number had dropped by a dramatic 1,240 according to this article in the Guardian. The benefit … Continue reading

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Time for a quinquennial review?


In businesses and the charity sector, it is very common to hold medium term reviews of how well things have gone following a significant change. It is easy enough to give the impression of change over a six month period … Continue reading

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Hidden child discrimination


A recent report by HM Inspectorate of Prisons reveals some disturbing data. The purpose of the report was to examine the way in which children are treated in our Young Offender Institutes and in particular to assess if being detained … Continue reading

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One job at a time


When the Government first introduced the idea of Police and Crime Commissioners, it was a clear attempt to pull together all of the organisational elements of the Criminal Justice System under the political leadership of one person who would in … Continue reading

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Blue Light Commissioner


According to todays Times the Government is about to extend the role of Police and Crime Commissioners to oversee Fire & Rescue Services. Apart from any Union opposition which the article focuses on, this is a mistake for several reasons. The most fundamental … Continue reading

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Punishing our Children


When the Government removes a parent from a vulnerable family for an extended period of time, there will inevitably be lasting consequences for that family. Despite the disconnect that exists in our nation between individuals and communities, to an extent unimagined in the immediate … Continue reading

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