Young People's Area


"I'm Walking A Life"

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"Whitney Spoken Word"

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"Young People Performing A Song"

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"Be good to be close to family and those supporting you"

"Intelligence is more than School smart"

"Young people aren't out of reach. Services are out of reach"

"I just tried to stay out of trouble, connect with family and friends and get early release"

"The word education isn't a great word"

"Young people need a second chance"

"If someone's got something to lose they will fight to keep it"

"Don't judge a book by its cover"

"Knowing your rights and entitlements means you feel more empowered"

"If I complain, I don't think anything will happen"

"The long term affect is massive, but the decision is based on the judges mood"

"Young people should be involved from the beginning"

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Sean Creaney

Dr Sean Creaney is a Senior Lecturer in Psychosocial Analysis of Offending Behaviour at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, UK. His primary research interests include youth justice, and relationship-based practices, particularly peer mentoring, shared decision making, Child First and participatory practices in youth justice.

Dr Creaney’s PhD thesis was a Bourdieusian analysis of children’s participation in decision-making and assessment in youth justice. He is a member of the Safer Communities editorial advisory board. He was awarded Outstanding Paper in the 2015 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence. He was previously a Trustee of the National Association for Youth Justice where he campaigned for a child friendly youth justice.

Sean Creaney