Should we send young offenders to boarding school? | Afua Hirsch

Placing at-risk children in custody doesn’t work. They need the same educational support as their richer peers

Not long ago, driving through a Warwickshire town looking for a residential school, of a kind, I drove past a group of pupils walking in a crocodile. The uniforms caught my attention – the girls’ skirts looked unusually long, flapping around the ankles, an eccentricity denoting privilege. The boys were dressed in suits, and they were accompanied by a master in long robes.

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