Between 2013 and 2017, Oberstown implemented a significant change process, amalgamating different facilities and modernising the concept of young people in detention in Ireland. The process was part of an Irish Government Initiative set out in the Youth Justice Strategy aiming to improve outcomes for young people placed in detention.
A framework of best practice to support staff to respond to suicide and self-harm was one element of this change process. STORM® began work with Oberstown in 2017, and by March 2020, the majority of frontline staff (including middle management) had been trained.
Read more about their work in our Case Study – Oberstown Children Detention Campus: Tackling Self-harm in a changing environment