This highly topical book integrates theory and practice about children and their education provision in secure accommodation. Bridging the fields of education, health, and youth justice, it provides a unique interdisciplinary perspective outlining the importance of taking a holistic approach to the education and rehabilitation of children who are ‘locked up’.

The book has brought together contributors from across the UK and beyond to share their academic research, practical knowledge, and experiences working with children and young people. Shedding light on the intricacies and realities of working in the context of secure settings, the book is divided into the following five parts:

  • Contextualising the field
  • Practice insights
  • Case examples and models of practice
  • Inclusion and voice
  • Recommendations from research

Children and Their Education in Secure Accommodation unravels the complexity of the topic and offers ‘whole-system’ perspectives, as well as a child-centred view, on the issue of educating and rehabilitating children and the needs and rights of children in such settings. With unique and valuable insights from those involved in policy or provision, this book will be an essential text for researchers, practitioners, and students in this interdisciplinary field.

part I|2 pages

Contextualising the field

chapter 1|18 pages

Troubled and troublesome children

Education, participation, and restoration
ByBen Byrne

part II|2 pages

Practice insights

chapter 3|16 pages

Specialist education provision within secure CAMHS units

ByFaiza Ahmed

chapter 5|21 pages

How psychological services and education link up in secure children’s homes

ByAlex Smith, Sarah Mack

chapter 6|21 pages

Children’s lives, education, and secure care in Scotland

ByAlison Gough, Claire Lightowler

chapter 7|12 pages

Education for U.S. youth in secure care

The sum of the parts is not whole
ByDeborah K. Reed

part III|2 pages

Case examples and models of practice

chapter 8|15 pages

‘Behind the headlines, inside the walls – teaching Britain’s hidden children’

Perspectives and practices within the secure children’s homes network
ByMelanie Prince, Aileen Conlon, Marc Herbert, Phillippa Brooks, Sarah Douglas

chapter 9|16 pages

A secure children’s home in Wales

Care and educational provision from clinical, management, and educational perspectives
ByRichard Pates, Alison Davies, David Tiddy

chapter 10|16 pages

Aligning with the chaos and navigating through the trauma

ByDeirdre McConnell, Kate Brown, Yanela Garcia, James Stephens

part IV|2 pages

Inclusion and voice

chapter 12|12 pages

Youth voice and participation in secure settings for young people

ByCaroline Lanskey

chapter 13|14 pages

Children’s views of education in a young offenders institution

ByRoss Little

chapter 14|29 pages

Safeguarding children in the youth justice secure estate

ByKatharine Evans

chapter 15|27 pages

Identifying barriers and facilitators for educational inclusion for young people who offend

Practitioner and youth perspectives
ByJenny Twells

part V|2 pages

Recommendations from research

chapter 16|22 pages

Re-engaging young offenders with education in the secure custodial setting

ByAdeela ahmed Shafi

chapter 17|15 pages

‘The banter levels are good’

Developing social and human capital through education
ByAnita Mehay, Nina Champion

chapter 18|21 pages

‘Where are we going?’

Context and directions for policy and practice in children’s education and learning in secure accommodation
ByRoss Little