In the Media

Plan to name Asbo youths attacked

PUBLISHED February 18, 2005

Plans to allow the naming of children who breach anti-social behaviour orders (Asbo) have been criticised by children's charity Barnardo's.

The Children's Commissioner for Wales Peter Clarke agreed and said that the move by the UK Government could undermine the rights of young people.
Under current law, it is possible to name children issued with an Asbo.
But it is usually against the law to identify them if they breach the order and appear in a criminal court.