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‘They are just good people…generally good people’: perspectives of young men on relationships with social care workers in the UK

Featherstone, Brid; Robb, Martin; Ruxton, Sandy and Ward, Michael R.M. (2017). ‘They are just good people…generally good people’: perspectives of young men on relationships with social care workers in the UK. Children & Society, 31(5) pp. 331–341.

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Abstract

The perspectives of marginalised young men on what they value in relationships with social care workers are under-researched and have not received adequate attention within policy and practice literatures. Moreover, problematic assumptions about gender pervade much political and cultural commentary. Research findings from a study of 50 young men, aged between 16 and 25, attending a range of social care services, are highly significant in this context. They highlight young men's investment in a language of care and respect and their rejection of categorical presumptions. However, the services were steeped in practices and understandings of their marginalisation and offered important opportunities for recognition.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2016 John Wiley & Sons Ltd and National Children's Bureau
ISSN: 1099-0860
Keywords: gender; relationship based practice; recognition
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care > Health and Social Care
Research Group: Health and Wellbeing PRA (Priority Research Area)
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Item ID: 49744
Depositing User: Martin Robb
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2017 09:10
Last Modified: 21 May 2018 12:50
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/49744
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