Promoting shifts in personal narratives and providing structures of support : transitions of incarcerated children in England and Wales

Bateman, T and Hazel, N 2018, 'Promoting shifts in personal narratives and providing structures of support : transitions of incarcerated children in England and Wales' , in: Incarcerated Youth Transitioning Back To Community: International Perspectives , Springer, pp. 167-185.

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Abstract

Recidivism rates for children leaving custody in England and Wales have remained stubbornly high, despite intense policy interest and some promising short-term initiatives. In this chapter, it is argued that the major challenge to improved outcomes has been the widespread failure of service providers to adopt lessons from research. This failure, we maintain, has been due to the lack of a conceptual understanding of how resettlement intervention effects positive change in children, leading to confusion as to service aims and what good practice looks like. Based on the existing knowledge base, from a six-year study titled, Beyond Youth Custody, it was concluded that effective resettlement should be reconceptualized as personal and practical support, that facilitates a shift in the child’s personal narrative from pro-criminal to pro-social. Five characteristics for practice necessary to promote this shift are identified, which are compared to the Taxonomy for Transition Programming 2.0.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: O'Neill, SC
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789811307515
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Funders: Big Lottery Fund
Depositing User: Professor Neal Hazel
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2018 09:42
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2018 16:56
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/46517

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