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  Kids in trouble don't always need punishment
Updated 29 July 2003, 18.01
Liam talking to Newsround's Ellie
Young people who behave badly may not always need punishment, say a group of children's charities.

A few years ago, the government brought in anti-social behaviour orders to stop kids causing trouble in their neighbourhoods.

But groups like the NSPCC and the Children's Society say that's not always the best way.

Newsround spoke to 13-year-old Liam Walsh who's been given an ASBO to see how it affects him.

'Not fair'

Young people on the streets
He has to be home by 9pm and he can't got to his local shops alone.

But he says it's unfair because no one else in his gang has one:

"Every time something was going wrong at the shops people would walk past, not look at the culprit, and look at me - and ring the police on me.

"I was the only person out of about 12 kids that got put on the ASBO."

Liam's dad said he's being picked on unfairly. And many of their neighbours agree with them.

The group of charities - Shape - want to look carefully at the reasons why kids get in trouble and if there are better ways to help them.

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