Entries by Anne Marie Carrie from 08/2011

The Trouble With Young People - Why we all Need to Grow up

| Posted 08.19.2011 | UK Politics

Like everyone in this country, I was horrified by last week's civil disturbances. As the chief executive of the UK's largest children's charity, I am clear that there are no excuses for the criminality that has taken place. All of those who have committed serious and violent offences - including young people - must receive sentences that reflect the gravity of their crimes. But whilst peace may have descended, my outrage continues at some of the reactions towards children and young people in response to the events.