|Appears in Collections:||Faculty of Social Sciences Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||Care experienced young people: Agency and empowerment|
|Citation:||Priestley A (2020) Care experienced young people: Agency and empowerment. Children and Society, 34 (6), pp. 521-536. https://doi.org/10.1111/chso.12383|
|Abstract:||Empowerment discourses have become fashionable in current policy and practice relating to young people, including those with care experience. Empowerment, however, is a slippery and contested concept, associated with neo-liberal discourses. An ecological understanding of agency offers more theoretically nuanced understandings of empowerment, taking account of the complex, temporal, and relational factors, upon which empowerment is contingent. This paper utilises data generated through an ‘empowerment group’ for care-experienced young people; it illustrates how an ecological understanding of agency, as a heuristic, might further understanding of the lives of care-experienced young people.|
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