Child Criminal Exploitation Guide – Youth Justice Legal Centre (YJLC) (December 2020)

Summary: Attached is the link to the YJLC child criminal exploitation guide for criminal practitioners representing children in Court.



The Youth Justice Legal Centre (YJLC) has published Child Criminal Exploitation guidance, which has been created to assist criminal practitioners representing children who have been exploited and are charged with offences arising out of the exploitation.

There are 9 core sections to the guidance including:

  • introduction
  • early preparation of the defence
  • national referral mechanism
  • arrest ad interview
  • defence representations
  • protecting a child’s welfare
  • prosecution
  • appeal
  • resources