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Secure children’s homes – how do we know if they work?

Pates, Richard, Harris, R.H., Lewis, M., Al-Kouraishi, S. and Tiddy, D. (2020) Secure children’s homes – how do we know if they work? Journal of Children's Services, 16 (1). pp. 13-23. ISSN 1746-6660

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This paper aims to examine the need for outcome research in secure children’s homes, explaining the problems for young people and how we can remedy this.

This is a discussion paper raising issues of importance as to who these children are, what is provided and how well they work in providing what is a very expensive service.

There is a great need to investigate the efficacy of secure children’s homes by assessing outcomes.

As far as the authors are aware, this topic has not been previously discussed in academic journals.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: adverse childhood experiences, secure children's homes, outcome research, measuring success, education in children's homes, psychometric measures
Divisions: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Allied Health and Community
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Depositing User: Janet Davidson
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2021 08:01
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2021 08:01

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