Working with Young Offenders in Care and Custody

  • John Pitts
Part of the Practical Social Work book series (PSWS)


Removing a child or young person from their own home is usually difficult and painful for them, their parents and the social worker who has to do it. This is one of the least palatable parts of a social worker’s job and one which requires a great deal of thought and sensitivity. For this reason it is important to address the ways in which these removals can be minimised and the mechanisms whereby the large numbers of children and young people who should not be in care or custody get there.


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© British Association of Social Workers 1990

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