New podcast, ‘Kids Law’ produced by the team from Next 100 Years, aims to provide answers to children’s questions about the law and how it affects them at different stages of their lives. In the most recent episode of the podcast, the Secret Barrister discusses the question, ‘Why do we need a criminal justice system?’

The podcast is presented by the daughter of Next 100 Years founder Dana Denis-Smith, and Lucinda Acland, presenter of the First 100 Years’ podcast series and co-author of First: 100 years of women in law.

In the eighth episode, podcast host 10-year-old Alma-Constance is shocked to find out that she has reached the age of criminal responsibility and wants to find out why we need a criminal justice system and how does it affect children.

The Secret Barrister continues to remain anonymous, so their words are read by Alice Acland to keep their voice anonymous.

Denis-Smith, founder of The Next 100 Years, said:

‘One of the aims of the Next 100 Years is to inform the next generation and to inspire the women lawyers of the future.

‘Education is an important part of this so following our successful First 100 Years podcast series charting the history of women in law, I hope that Alma-Constance and Lucinda’s Kids Law podcast will reach and inspire a new audience.

‘Children should understand how the law works and how it impacts their lives but there are few resources out there easy for them to understand. This new series comes at a time when so many of us are home schooling and offers the opportunity for children to learn about the law from leading figures in the legal world in an accessible way.’

In each episode, the host discusses the impact of the law on the lives of children with a relevant professional, providing advice to children about how to keep safe and make positive decisions.

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