24 March 2018

Barristers’ Regulator welcomes discussions on accreditation and training for appearance in Youth Courts

19 June 2014

Bar Standards Board Director, Dr Vanessa Davies, today welcomed the report of the Parliamentary Enquiry into the Operation and Effectiveness of the Youth Court. She said: "We welcome Lord Carlile's  report and fully support the principles behind it. We are already looking at how to ensure that advocates working with young people have the necessary skills and understanding to enable them to undertake work in the Youth Court to the very highest standard. The needs of young people are often complex and challenging, but that should not affect their rights to access justice. We look forward to talking to the National Children's Bureau and others about how to take forward this important initiative."


Notes to editors

Lord Carlile's report is available here.

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