The Festival of Residential Child Care is a week-long programme of events, celebrating and supporting the work of residential child care across the whole of the UK.
We were delighted to support Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice (CYCJ) produce two discussions as part of the week's activities. The discussions involved residential childcare workers and secure care staff discussing research undertaken by CYCJ and the implications for practice.
Episode 1: 'Between a rock and a hard place' introduces the rationale behind, and findings, of the 2016 research on responses to offending in residential care. A number of residential care workers discuss the issues.
Episode 2: Secure care in Scotland shares workers' perspectives, experiences, hopes and priorities for the future for young people in, and on the edges of, secure care and the sector. The key messages from the report Secure care in Scotland: looking ahead, form the basis of the discussion.
We wish the festival every success.