Young people's rights and the law

Young People’s Rights & the Law

Have you ever helped a young person who has been treated unfairly by police? This practical session will provide an overview of young people’s rights when they come in to contact with authorities, such as the police or Protective Services Officers (PSOs). We will explore what happens when a young person is charged with a criminal offence, including their rights on arrest, getting bail, and appearing in court. Through case study discussions and group activities, we will provide an overview of the main scenarios that bring young people into contact with authorities, such as ticketing offences, graffiti, searches and move-on laws and set out the rights of young people when dealing with people in power. We will also provide you with some helpful tips on how best to support a young person when things go wrong.