The impact of Legal Aid changes on children since April 2013: Desk-based research. September 2014.

Powell, H. and Sefton, M. and Smith, M. and Randall, A. (2014) The impact of Legal Aid changes on children since April 2013: Desk-based research. September 2014. Office of the Children’s Commissioner, 80 pp. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The implementation of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment Act 2012 (LASPO) and some proposals from the Transforming Legal Aid (TLA) consultations have resulted in a number of significant changes to the Legal Aid process. The reforms enforced through both have seen the scope and eligibility of Legal Aid funding reduced across civil and prison law. These changes have prompted considerable concern from a number of organisations working with and representing individuals within the legal system, and particular criticism has been directed at the likely impact of these changes on children and young people. In seeking to understand the significance of the impact made by the changes to Legal Aid since April 2013, the Office of the Children’s Commissioner (OCC) commissioned a desk-based review of available literature and data. The following report presents the findings and will be used by the OCC to inform their development of a Child Rights Impact Assessment (CRIA) of the changes made to civil and prison law Legal Aid since April 2013.

Item Type: Research report (external)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2015 14:44 UTC
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2015 14:05 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/50252 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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