NIROMP have been contacted by Dr Claire Fitzpatrick Senior Lecturer in Criminology
Youth Justice Lead – Centre for Child & Family Justice Research. Dr Fitzpatrick is asking for our help to promote possible participants for a Nuffield Foundation-funded project on ‘Disrupting the Routes between Care and Custody’. An overview of the project can be found on this link.
Here is a link for more information about the project: http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/care-custody/
We are really keen to support this important research as part of our work to amplify the voices of care-experienced girls and young women (e.g. those who have spent time in foster care or children’s homes as a child) and who have also had youth justice system contact. Specifically, Dr Fitzpatrick and team are looking to carry out online/telephone interviews with girls/young women aged 16-25 and are keen to include those from a diverse range of ethnic backgrounds where possible.
Interviews will involve inviting participants to reflect on their care and youth justice experiences, and crucially asking for their recommendations for what changes could improve our systems for future generations of looked after girls. All interviewees remain anonymous and would only be asked to discuss issues that they feel comfortable with. Care-experienced girls/young women taking part in the interviews also receive a £25 voucher as a thank you for their time.
Further details about the project, including an online form for anyone who wishes to find out more information, can be found here.
If there is anyone you know who might be able to help with this work, it would be great if you could forward the project details on to them.
Many thanks for any help you can give with this important project