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.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Children and Society|
|Early online date||22 Dec 2016|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2017|
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- Department of Behavioural and Social Sciences - Professor in Social Work
- School of Human and Health Sciences
- Just Futures Centre - Associate Director
- None in Three Centre for the Global Prevention of Gender-based Violence