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The Michael Sieff Foundation Web Site Archive

This page provides links to archive material from previous versions of our website.

 

October 2015

Court Closures in The UK Consultation

The Foundation published its submission in response to the HMCTS Consultation on Court Closures on the 8 October 2015.

The submission can be viewed here.

 

September 2014

Youth Justice System in the UK

The operation and effectiveness of the youth justice system has been a concern of the foundation for over a decade. An Inquiry by Parliamentarians into the operation and effectiveness of the youth justice system, chaired by Lord Carlile was launched on 23 September 2014.

There is further information here.

 

July 2014

Deaths of Young People in Custody

On 6th February 2014 the Justice Secretary announced an independent review into self-inflicted deaths in National Offender Management Service custody of 18-24 year olds.

The purpose of the review was to make recommendations to reduce the risk of future self-inflicted deaths in custody. The consultation ran from 1 May 2014 to 18 July 2014 details for which can be found online here..

View the submission to the review made on behalf of the Foundation here

 

May 2014

The Department for Education’s (DfE) Consultation Paper: “Powers to delegate children’s social care functions”

In three brief pages issued in a Consultation Paper on 17 April 2014 the Government set out the ground for a radical change of local government responsibilities for their work with children and young people. For such a major policy development the consultation period of six weeks, ending on 30 May 2014, was unacceptably short.

 

October 2013

Youth Court to acquire Family Court Powers?

We are in constant discussions with The Ministry of Justice about extending the powers of the Youth Court to give it the same powers as are available to the family court to direct a Local Authority to report to the court.

Read our full position paper here

 

February 2013

Eradicating Child Maltreatment Interventions with Children & Families – Policy & Practice

Based on the conference organised by Michael Sieff Foundation, Child & Family Training, The Lucy Faithfull Foundation we published a synopsis of the Parliamentary Briefing given by the Foundation on 26 Feb. 2013.

View the synopsis here

 

2012

Young Defendants’ Working Group Action Plan 2012

The Foundation’s Young Defendants’ Working Group published an Action Plan for 2012.

View the action plan here

 

July 2012

Young Defendants’ Working Group Action Plan 2012

In 2012 The Michael Sieff Foundation called for the extension of section 37 of the Children Act 1989 to the Youth Court. We were involved in discussions with The Ministry of Justice about extending the powers of the Youth Court to give it the same powers as are available to the family court to direct a Local Authority to report to the court.

View the action plan here

 

January 2011

Submission to the Law Commission on: Unfitness to Plead for Child Defendants

Read our submission to the Law Commission made on the 27 January 2011 here

 

Conference Archive

For a list of conferences and reports visit The Conference Archive page.