'And football saved me in a way…': An application of the CYC approach to a achool football team in Scotland

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    This article sets the context for a small study of a football team in one residential school for children with emotional and behavioural difficulties in Scotland (for a more detailed account of this study, see Steckley, 2007). The views of staff and young people about the school team were explored in depth, and a mosaic of their views is offered here. Within this mosaic, links to several characteristics of the child and youth care (CYC) approach are discussed, providing a rich example of a CYC approach to sport. Difficulties and complexities of practice related to the school football team are also discussed, and some implications for practice are offered in conclusion.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)108-121
    Number of pages14
    JournalJournal of Child and Youth Care
    Issue number1-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2011


    • residential school
    • residential child care
    • youth care
    • football

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