We were shocked by the scale of the disturbances earlier this year, and those children and young people who have broken the law must face the consequences of their actions. However, to prevent further disturbances, it is imperative that we seek to understand what caused the behaviour. To do this, we must examine the wider context in which the riots took place and that effective youth support and prevention services are in place.

Month of publication 
September
Year of publication 
2011
Number of pages 
2
Author 
Ellen Broomé
Category 
Parliamentary briefings