There have been callsto increase the age of criminal responsibility to 18.
Considering the nature of crimes and attitude of some very young feral children, this could not come at a worse time. It is an inversion. It is a further attempt at infantilisation and rejection of consequence. At least some people are against it .
I have a solution: If you want to make under 18's immune, then have the parents, absent or not, in the dock instead, as they are responsible for their child's actions if they are to be considered a minor in the eyes of the law. It could even be up to the parents to decide.