The duality of the corporate parenting role: a delicate balancing act

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This piece discusses the complexity of responding to incidents of offending behaviour in children's residential provision and the duality of roles experienced by our frontline corporate parents and residential childcare workers, in doing so. It draws on the findings of research into the decision making of such staff in responding to offending behaviour, as detailed in the report Between a Rock and a Hard Place, Moodie & Nolan, 2016. This research addressed knowledge gaps about offending in residential childcare in Scotland. More critically, it helped to illuminate and better understand the decision-making process by giving voice to practitioners' experience about what it is like to have to make that often split second decision of how to react to offending behaviour. What we found was that there were multiple, often irreconcilable, factors influencing decision-making and tensions involved, which have been differentiated below.
LanguageEnglish
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
JournalScottish Journal of Residential Child Care
Volume16
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2017

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The duality of the corporate parenting role : a delicate balancing act. / Moodie, Kristina; Nolan, Debbie.

In: Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care, Vol. 16, No. 2, 30.09.2017, p. 1-6.

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