Reflections on undertaking the Probation Qualifying Framework scheme during the transforming rehabilitation changes

Cracknell, Matthew ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9909-1173 (2016) Reflections on undertaking the Probation Qualifying Framework scheme during the transforming rehabilitation changes. Probation Journal, 63 (2) . pp. 211-218. ISSN 0264-5505 [Article] (doi:10.1177/0264550516648401)

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Abstract

This article reflects upon the author’s experience of undertaking the PQF (Probation Qualifying Framework) training scheme during the chaotic period of Transforming Rehabilitation. The author asserts that the uncertainty and precarious nature of the changes were detrimental to an effective learning environment, which ultimately promoted a practice culture of punitiveness and control and did not allow learners the space to be skilful and confident practitioners, comfortable working autonomously. Furthermore, the author contends there is an emerging culture within the NPS (National Probation Service) increasingly fostered on ‘risk management’, which is reflected in the vocational nature of PQF training and is contributing towards a widening cultural gap that is emerging between the community rehabilitation companies and NPS.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Criminology and Sociology
Item ID: 22997
Notes on copyright: Matthew Cracknell, Reflections on undertaking the Probation Qualifying Framework scheme during the Transforming Rehabilitation changes, Probation Journal, Vol 63, Issue 2, pp. 211 - 218. Copyright © The Author(s) 2016. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.
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Depositing User: Matt Cracknell
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2017 12:44
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2021 05:15
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/22997

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