Deprivation of liberty in Northern Ireland
What can we learn from other countries about how we approach deprivation of liberty? Debbie Nolan shares learning from her recent exchange visit with secure care colleagues in Norther Ireland. Since taking over the secure care practice development advisor post last year, I have been in touch with people across various countries to discuss deprivation […]
What’s next for Next Steps?
As we celebrated the final stage of the Responding to Offending in Residential Childcare -‘Next Steps’ project, Debbie Nolan reflects back on what we’ve learnt and where we want go next with this important work. For the past two years, CYCJ and Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum (Staf) have partnered on the Responding to Offending […]
What road do we want to go down?
Alison Gough, Secure Care National Advisor, shares her reflections on a decade of secure care in Scotland – and why we need to listen to the young people who are showing us the way. Ten years ago in 2008… …Who Cares? Scotland and the University of Strathclyde published a report called: This isn’t the Road […]
Reflections on secure care
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 […]
‘Spot the difference’: Sweden International Case Study
How does secure care in Sweden differ from secure care practice in Scotland, and what can we learn from our Swedish colleagues? CYCJ’s Practice Development Advisor, Carole Dearie, reports back from a two-day international case study, discussing some valuable insights gained about secure care practice for vulnerable and high risk girls in Sweden, and how this […]
Increasing hope for young people in secure care
Our Research Associate Kristina Moodie was inspired by the From Research into Practice symposium, held at the Good Shepherd Centre in Renfrewshire. I recently attended a very positive, one might even say hopeful, symposium at the Good Shepherd Centre. In an ideal world obviously no young person would be placed in secure care, but at a time […]