The goal of the European Guidelines on working with relational security in small scale forms of detention
is to develop a shared perspective on working in detention houses. The aim of growing the knowledge
and network about detention houses is to create a supportive ecosystem for people in detention houses
that is dependent on the culture that people create together.

The essence of the success of small-scale
forms of detention is that; staff can have an eye for the individual; allowing staff to offer a tailor-made
approach for each individual in the institution by establishing safety and promoting optimal development.
These guidelines are based on scientific knowledge and at the same time very practical through providing
examples of best practices in Europe. The examples used illustrate how working in a small-scale detention
house based on relational security can work in practice.