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Reflections on secure care – CYCJ

Source: The Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice (CYCJ), Scotland

The Centre For Youth & Criminal Justice (CYCJ) supports improvement in youth justice, contributing to better lives for individuals and communities.

Following the publication of CYCJ’s latest secure care report, Ellen Maloney reflects on her experiences of secure care, what’s changed and why giving young people a voice is so important in bringing about change:

Twenty years ago, I entered one of Scotland’s secure units. I didn’t expect to see my 18th birthday, let alone my 35th birthday. I didn’t think I would ever go to university or travel the world. I couldn’t imagine any type of future at all for myself.

Read the full piece at source: Reflections on secure care

Hear more about the work of the CYCJ:

Our mission is to help bring about improvements in practice and policy. Holding children at the centre of what we do through our work with and for them, we aim to lead and promote excellent care and services. The partnership consists of an elected Chair and elected Regional Leads who represent their regions at a national level (two from each of the nine regions within England).

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