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Children in trouble with the law should be dealt with as children in need and not as criminals.
Around 7,000 children are sent to custody each year in England and Wales and at any one time around 3,000 children are locked up.
The risk of young people on the streets is reduced by a new, flexible approach that meets the needs they identify.
100,000 children aged under 16 run away from home or care each year in the UK. 1 in 12 say they were hurt or harmed while away from home.
We aim to ensure that laws and policies help keep young refugees and migrants safe and protect their rights as children, regardless of their immigration status or nationality.
Our policy team focus their work on six main policy areas, helping to make childhood better for children across the UK.
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We must improve the lives of the most vulnerable children in our country.
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This compares to only 25% twenty-five years ago.
Our research team specialises in areas including children and family relationships, children at risk on the streets and children's well-being.