Children’s Homes: What were they really like? Have they a Future?

Read the write up of the Child Care History Network seminar of the

1st November 2017

Download the presentations here

The overall lesson of the day was probably that children’s homes are a
thing of the past, but that there is a real and valued role for
specialist residential child care provision as the services which best
meet the needs of some young people for certain purposes. The historical
sweep of the day was useful in putting the options for the future in

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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