Secure Accommodation in Scotland: Its Role and Relationship with 'Alternative Services'

DescriptionFull report of the research carried out between November 2002-2005 to increase understanding of the use and effectiveness of secure accommodation in relation to young people placed on the authority of a children's hearing.
ISBN0 7559 6235 4
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateSeptember 04, 2006

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Report of Research for the Scottish Executive Education Department by
Moira Walker, Aileen Barclay, Lynne Hunter, Andrew Kendrick, Margaret Malloch, Malcolm Hill, Gill McIvor
Social Work Research Centre, University of Stirling, Scottish Institute for Residential Child Care, University of Strathclyde Glasgow Centre for the Child and Society, University of Glasgow
November 2005
ISBN 0 7559 6235 4 (Web only publication)
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Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
CHAPTER 1: BACKGROUND AND CONTEXT
PART 1 FINDINGS: PERSPECTIVES ON SECURE ACCOMMODATION
CHAPTER 2: PERSPECTIVES ON THE NATURE AND USE OF SECURE ACCOMMODATION
CHAPTER 3: PERSPECTIVES ON THE NATURE AND USES OF ALTERNATIVES TO SECURE ACCOMMODATION
CHAPTER 4: DECISION MAKING AND PLACEMENT AVAILABILITY
PART 2 FINDINGS : THE YOUNG PEOPLE'S EXPERIENCES
INTRODUCTION TO PART 2
CHAPTER 5: THE SECURE SAMPLE: WHO THE YOUNG PEOPLE WERE AND THEIR ROUTES TO THE SECURE PLACEMENT
CHAPTER 6: THE SECURE ACCOMMODATION PLACEMENT
CHAPTER 7: LIFE AFTER THE SECURE PLACEMENT
CHAPTER 8: CHARACTERISTICS AND EXPERIENCES OF YOUNG PEOPLE WHO FORMED THE ALTERNATIVE SAMPLE
CHAPTER 9 : COMPARING ROUTES THROUGH AND AROUND SECURE ACCOMMODATION
CHAPTER 10: IMPLICATIONS FOR POLICY AND PRACTICE
REFERENCES
APPENDIX ONE: TRANSITION THROUGH CARE DIAGRAM
APPENDIX TWO: VIGNETTES FOR SOCIAL WORK MANAGERS AND PANEL MEMBERS

The views expressed in the report are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the Scottish Executive or any other organisation(s) by which the author(s) is/are employed.

The Scottish Executive is making this research report available on-line in order to provide access to its contents for those interested in the subject. The Executive commissioned the research but has not exercised editorial control over the report.

This web only report is accompanied by the Insight report 33 'Secure Accommodation in Scotland: Its Role and Relationship with Alternative Services', available both on-line and in printed form.

Both reports are published by Information and Analytical Services Division, Scottish Executive Education Department, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, EH6 6QQ. If you have any enquiries about these reports please contact the Dissemination Officer on 0131-244-0894.

Both reports were published in September 2006.