Service provision for black young people: linking the historical policy response to praxis
Drawing on research conducted in 2004 around the boundary between abuse and discipline in Black families (those of South Asian, African and Caribbean origins), this chapter argues that British social policy in relation to Black people has largely been a matter of reactive fire fighting and those at the cutting edge, practitioners, sometimes implement policy directives to the detriment of Black young people. Since publication, the author has been invited as an expert at a thematic workshop of the UP2YOUTH European research project on ethnic minority youth transitions and as a speaker at a conference organised by Glasgow Anti-Racist Alliance.
Citation : Sallah, M.L. (2007) Service provision for black young people: Linking the historical policy response to Praxis. In: Sallah, M.L. and Howson, C. eds. Working with young black people. Lyme Regis: Russell House Publishing. pp. 21-36.
ISBN : 978-1-905541-14-0
Research Group : Social Work
Research Institute : Institute for Research in Criminology, Community, Education and Social Justice