Children: Gangs - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:06 am on 10th May 2018.

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Photo of Baroness Butler-Sloss Baroness Butler-Sloss Crossbench 11:06 am, 10th May 2018

My Lords, first, I congratulate the Government on the work they are doing on county lines. Is the Minister aware that there is very patchy communication between the agencies and that all too many of the very young children—the 12 and 13 year-olds—are ending up in the local youth court instead of being treated as victims?