'Between a rock and a hard place'

Iriss.fm, Episode 182
Published on 31 May 2017

The first of two episodes to celebrate the Festival of Residential Child Care 2017.

In this episode Debbie Nolan and Kristina Moodie (Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice) introduce the rationale behind, and findings of their 2016 research 'Between a rock and a hard place': responses to offending in residential childcare.

This enabled discussion with Sheila, Duncan, David and David, all of whom are residential childcare workers, on how far these findings aligned with their experiences of practice.

Key themes discussed:

  • Complexity in responding to offending in residential child care
  • Supports to staff in doing so
  • The dilemmas and tensions faced
  • The recommendations made in the research to change practice
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