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Supporting looked after children and care leavers in the Criminal Justice System

Correction does much, but encouragement does more.- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Emergent themes and strategies for change – couple of good reads

[…] responding to the ‘needs’ of vulnerable individuals within a risk-obsessed criminal justice system is perhaps the most impenetrable of the themes to emerge from practitioners’.

Read full article at source: Supporting looked after children and care leavers in the Criminal Justice System: Emergent themes and strategies for change

By Dr Claire Fitzpatrick, Patrick Williams and Darren Coyne In: The Prison Service Journal, July 2016 (pages 8 – 13)

‘Our research highlighted a number of key themes, including practitioners’ perceptions of care leavers as a ‘risky’ client group which can inhibit efforts to even ask the ‘care question’ in the first place’.

Read the full article at source: The neglected needs of care leavers in the criminal justice system: Practitioner’s perspectives and the persistence of problem (corporate) parenting By Claire Fitzpatrick and Patrick Williams

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