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The UK Government is dividing refugee families, says the UN Committee on Rights of the Child

Yesterday the UK Parliament held a debate on the refugee family reunion rules. The UK, unlike other EU countries, does not allow children who have travelled alone and then been granted refugee status or humanitarian protection to bring even their very closest family members to join them.

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Care2Work:Empowering Professionals to work with Young BAME Carers

The IARS International Institute is pleased to offer a free half-day Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accredited course entitled “Care2Work: Empowering Professionals to work with Black and Minority Ethnic Young Carers”. The training event will take place on Thursday 6th October – 1pm in Central London (venue tbc).

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Survey: Youth Justice System and Restorative Justice

In September 2015 Charlie Taylor was asked to lead a departmental review of the youth justice system for the Ministry of Justice. The review is examining evidence on:

-          What works to prevent youth crime and rehabilitate young offenders, and how this is applied in practice;

-          How the youth justice system can most effectively interact with wider services for children and young people; and

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Free Resources Available for Limited Time Only

Victims & Offenders: An International Journal of Evidence-Based Research, Policy, and Practice is a peer-reviewed journal that provides an interdisciplinary and international forum for the dissemination of new research, policies, and practices related to both victimisation and offending throughout the life course. The journals aim to provide an opportunity for international researchers from a wide range of disciplines (criminal justice, psychology, sociology, political science, economics, public health, and social work) to publish articles that examine issues from a variety of

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House of Commons Home Affairs Committee publishes report on the work of Immigration Directorates

Today House of Commons Home Affairs Committee published report on the work of Immigration Directorates calling on the Government to improve the support and protection it gives to asylum seekers and refugees. In 2015 there were 32,414 asylum applications from main applicants, an increase of 29% from the 25,033 applications received in 2014.

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Internship Opportunity: Youth Voice Journal Secretariat

The IARS International Institute is excited to announce a new internship for the Secretariat of our peer reviewed Youth Voice Journal

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Community Ambassador Programme for Affinity Sutton Residents in Rotherhithe (SE8 - SE16)

The IARS International Institute in partnership with Affinity Sutton are pleased to launch their Community Ambassador programme 2016 for young people in Rotherhithe (SE8 & SE16).

Over the course of a year, the project will engage with 12  Affinity Sutton young residents aged 13-25!

Opportunities for Young Ambassadors include:

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House of Commons Committee Warns Criminal Justice System at Breaking Point

The House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts has just published its Efficiency in the Criminal Justice System report which finds that the criminal justice system in England and Wales is failing victims and witnesses and is close to breaking point.

The report states that:

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The curfews imposed on asylum seekers released from detention are found to be illegal

This week the Court of Appeal found that the UK government has no power to impose a curfew on people released from immigration detention as part of their bail conditions.

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Restorative Justice Inquiry - watch the 3rd and final hearing LIVE

The House of Commons Justice Committee will hold its third and final hearing as part of the Committee’s Restorative Justice Inquiry tomorrow, on Tuesday 24th June. You can watch the hearing starting at 9.45am live here. The purpose of the session is to examine the Victims’ Commissioner’s recent report on restorative justice and the work of Community Rehabilitation Companies and the National Probation Service in providing restorative justice.

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