A Right To Musical Identity
Exploring identities, attachment and advocacy through music and sound in support of the placement stability of children in care.
Themes and Topics
In broad terms, the research examines relationships between musical identity and the theory of attachment. It explores what influence an enhanced understanding of these relationships may have on music provision in this field of work, particularly in relation to advocacy services offered for children in care. The research considers the relevance of these relationships for carers, support workers, music educators, organisations and others working in this sector.
From these explorations the research intends to support the design, structure, implementation and evaluation of bespoke musical projects delivered by Recast Music Education that work directly with children in care and their communities. It will also develop guidance on how musical projects, and music engagement more generally, can be integrated into the care packages that surround children in care.