Beyond Youth Custody

Recognising diversity in resettlement: a practitioner’s guide

19 November 2015 | Tagged with the theme:

This practitioner briefing examines how responding to diversity can maximise effective practice. The issue of diversity is crucial to resettlement services for three reasons:

  • Tailoring resettlement interventions to young people’s diverse identities is key to effective engagement, which is necessary for achieving positive outcomes.
  • Organisations delivering resettlement services are subject to the Public Sector Equality Duty which requires them to “have due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination; advance equality of opportunity; and foster good relations between different people when carrying out their activities.”
  • National Offender Management Service (NOMS) is designing the commissioning process to address ‘disproportionate offender outcomes’. This means that resettlement providers seeking public funding will need to prove that they meet their obligations to “identify and address the specific needs of different groups within the offender population.”

This briefing complements the Beyond Youth Custody briefing on ‘Ethnicity, Faith and Culture in Resettlement‘ which examines how the development of more culturally-responsive resettlement practice can improve resettlement outcomes for young people leaving custody.

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Resettlement of young offenders: informing practice, improving outcomes