Locking up young people in secure units is a contentious issue which attracts a great deal of public attention and interest, and a broad range of views. Working with Young People in Secure Accommodation: From Chaos to Culture examines the function of these units and offers a balanced insight into the challenges presented to society by young offenders.
Working with Young People in Secure Accommodation explores the work of staff in all types of secure unit with young people. The relationships formed in this setting are key for determining to what extent staff achieve their objective of reducing offending by young people. Using extensive case studies, this book covers:
* identifying the underlying problems of each offender
* how staff can identify and deal with potential problems as early as possible
* professional issues for management and staff
* practical suggestions for simple reforms which could dramatically reduce the rate of re-offending.
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.