The Government have published their response to Lord Carlile's Report on the Edlington Case.

In March 2012 the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Education, asked Lord Carlile of Berriew CBE QC to conduct an independent review of the case of the ‘J’ children in Edlington. The ‘J’ children had committed a very serious assault on two young victims in April 2009, having assaulted another young victim the previous weekend.

This was an appalling case which caused public outrage at the time, not only because of the suffering of the victims, but also because of failures by local services to manage the needs of the young perpetrators who had suffered a history of chronic neglect.

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