The Guardian reported today that care leavers are over-represented amongst children and youths nationwide.

The article also highlighted the fact that the current penal system is failing the young people who are in its custody.

The article discussed two separate reports, one from the Council of Europe’s Committee on the Prevention of Torture and another by the Independent prisons inspectorate and the Youth Justice Board, which highlight problems with the current system.

Read the full article on The Guardian website.