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    Care experience, ethnicity and youth justice involvement: key trends and policy implications

    Hunter, Katie ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7811-5666, Francis, Brian and Fitzpatrick, Claire (2023) Care experience, ethnicity and youth justice involvement: key trends and policy implications. Research Report. ADR (Administrative Data Research) UK.

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    Abstract

    This briefing is based on descriptive findings from an ADR UK (Administrative Data Research UK) Research Fellowship project. The project began at Lancaster University and was completed at Manchester Metropolitan University in September 2023. The project involved analysis of new linked datasets from Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and Department for Education (DfE) formed under the Data First initiative. The analysis was carried out in the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Secure Research Service. The analysis utilised DfE data taken from the National Pupil Database containing demographic information and Children Looked After (CLA) datasets detailing children’s social care involvement in England. The analysis also utilised MoJ data from the Police National Computer, which includes information about proven offences and sentencing outcomes in England. The primary focus of the fellowship was to understand the links between care experience (i.e. having been in foster care, children’s homes and/or kinship care), ethnicity and involvement with the youth justice system in England.

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