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

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Cracknell, M. 2016. Reflections on undertaking the Probation Qualifying Framework scheme during the transforming rehabilitation changes. Probation Journal. 63 (2), pp. 211-218. https://doi.org/10.1177/0264550516648401
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TitleReflections on undertaking the Probation Qualifying Framework scheme during the transforming rehabilitation changes
AuthorsCracknell, M.
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.

LanguageEnglish
PublisherSAGE Publications
JournalProbation Journal
ISSN0264-5505
Electronic1741-3079
Publication dates
Online15 Jun 2016
Print01 Jun 2016
Publication process dates
Deposited21 Nov 2017
Accepted03 May 2016
Output statusPublished
Accepted author manuscript
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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.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/0264550516648401
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