Working with Young People in Secure Accommodation: From Chaos to Culture

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Working with Young People in Secure Accommodation will be invaluable for managers of secure units and practitioners, as it is written from a background of understanding about the real pressure they face day to day. It will also be of interest to other professionals working with young people in the field of youth justice.
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'Few people could provide an authoritative account of the changes in policy and practice that have occurred during the last decade concerning the detention of children and young people and place it within a practical guide for staff working within secure settings. Based on his vast personal experience of working with troubled and troublesome children growing up in closed institutions, Jim Rose has achieved that with great skill in this second edition of Working with Young People in Secure Accommodation.' - Fay Deadman, OBE, from the foreword

‘For those working within locked settings, this book will provide an invaluable source from which to draw knowledge, a way of approaching and living with young people and a point of strength and respite when an individual day has been especially difficult. However, this book should also be an essential read for all professionals who at any point in a child’s development are involved in the decision-making process that leads to secure accommodation.’ - Professor Sue Bailey, President, The Royal College of Psychiatrists, from the foreword to the first edition

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781583911990
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/28/2002
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Jim Rose has a long career in working with children and young people, including managing secure accommodation and a period as Professional Advisor to the Home Office on the placement and management of young people sentenced to long-term custody.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Setting the scene 16
3 Ideas matter 35
4 It's the stories that are important 59
5 What happens inside? Part I 74
6 What happens inside? Part II 105
7 The art of management? 131
8 Making the impossible even more difficult 161
9 The extraordinary ordinary 181
References and suggestions for further reading 196
Index 201
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