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The Child First strategy implementation project – translating strategy into practice
journal contributionposted on 2024-01-04, 14:05 authored by Stephen CaseStephen Case, Ann BrowningAnn Browning, Kathy Hampson
The ‘Child First’ guiding principle for practice in the Youth Justice System of England and Wales has a growing international evidence-base and is fully embedded in policy/strategy, yet remains underdeveloped in consistent, coherent practice across local agencies and areas. This raises the potential for a policy–strategy practice implementation gap. Focus-group consultations ( n = 11) with professional stakeholder groups (community, custody, strategy, inspectorate, and research) explored perceptions of the practice challenges to understanding, implementing and supporting Child First. Qualitative analysis identified child-centrism, professional relationships and cognisance as pivotal features of the effective realisation of Child First in practice.
Loughborough University Enterprise Project Fund
- Social Sciences and Humanities
- Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy
Published inYouth Justice
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