Talking Hope

Year: 2019
Topic: Children's hearings system, Corporate parenting, Local authority, Secure care
Author: Dr Emma Miller and Dr Katherine Baxter

The University of Strathclyde and the Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice (CYCJ) have published ‘Talking Hope’, a new report on behalf of the University’s Institute for Inspiring Children’s Futures (IICF) which considers how the concept of hope might help to promote better futures for vulnerable and high risk young people who are involved in secure care. The report explores the factors identified as important in achieving hope by young people in secure care, who may feel stigmatised and misunderstood, and by the staff who support them.

Talking Hope was written by the University of Strathclyde’s Dr Emma Miller and researcher Dr Katherine Baxter. It shares outcomes and progress from the Talking Hope project, which involved the University of Strathclyde, the Good Shepherd Centre, East Ayrshire Health and Care Partnership and Ayrshire and Arran CAMHS.