‘Punishing Abuse’ Report -Dr Chard (March 2021)

Summary:  Attached is the link of the punishing abuse report which looks at the lives of 80 children that are involved in the criminal justice system. 

 

 

Description:

The Punishing Abuse report was commissioned by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) and the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner.


The report provides a number of recommendations and proposals that focus on implementing a system-wide change to how public organisations support disadvantaged children who have experienced adversity, abuse, loss and trauma.


The report argues that a number of children in the youth justice system are being punished as a consequence of the impact on their behaviours of their early abuse and loss.