Independence and Attitudes

  • Claire Paterson-YoungEmail author
  • Richard Hazenberg
  • Meanu Bajwa-Patel


When it comes to transitioning successfully from custody and to adulthood, a range of personal skills critically effect transitions. This chapter explores these issues under the broader heading of independence and attitudes. Independence refers to the development of the personal and social skills that support children and young people in their transition to adulthood (Montgomery et al. 2006), including communication, employability and emotional regulation. The role of independence and attitudes to the successful transition and resettlement of young people from custodial environments is paramount, with the research data and prior literature both suggesting that these skills are not being successfully developed within the STC.


Independence Restorative attitudes Support Development Resilience 


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  • Claire Paterson-Young
    • 1
    Email author
  • Richard Hazenberg
    • 1
  • Meanu Bajwa-Patel
    • 1
  1. 1.University of NorthamptonNorthamptonUK

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