Resettlement of children after custody

Hazel, N ORCID: 2022, Resettlement of children after custody , Other, Clinks, London.

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In recent decades, policymakers have become increasingly aware that children being released from custody (known as ‘resettlement’) need effective professional support if they are to live a crime-free life. However, research and inspections of youth offending services has consistently shown that meeting children’s resettlement needs is challenging, which often leaves them without the necessary help and leads to poor outcomes. Nevertheless, there is now a considerable body of evidence for what effective resettlement support looks like and policy and practice guidance for how to implement it. This review looks at: • What is involved in children’s resettlement and why it is so important • The challenges for supporting children after custody • The essence of successful resettlement for a child, and the role of practitioners in it • Effective sentence planning and case-management • The five key characteristics for effective resettlement support • The importance of practitioners being ‘identity-aware’ • The importance of diversity • The recent policy and practice development of constructive resettlement.

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Schools > School of Health and Society
Publisher: Clinks
Series Name: Evidence Library
Depositing User: Professor Neal Hazel
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2022 11:01
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2022 11:01

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