Looked After Children: Safeguarding Welfare-Fulfilling Aspirations
- 08:30 - 16:30
- The Studio, Manchester
Claire Sands is Research and Policy Manager for youth justice and young adults at the Howard League for Penal Reform. Her remit includes the programme to end the criminalisation of children in residential care which won the CYP Now Youth Justice Award in 2018. Claire worked as a freelance researcher for a number of years prior to her current role. Her publications include: 'Child Criminal Exploitation: county lines gangs, child trafficking & modern slavery defences for children' (Youth Justice Legal Centre, 2018); 'The fostering system in England: Evidence review' (Department for Education, 2017); and 'Growing Up, Moving On. The international treatment of childhood criminal records' (Standing Committee for Youth Justice, 2016). Claire is a tutor on the Child Studies MA at King's College London. She is also a qualified solicitor and practised for a number of years at a central London law firm.