Residential child care in Scotland: Themes for practice since Another Kind of Home

Angus Skinner

Abstract

In this very personal account, Angus Skinner, former Chief Social Work Adviser to Scottish Ministers, and author of Another Kind of Home (1992), a review of residential child care in Scotland, considers enduring themes for practice and leadership. Along with good communication, good education, and training for staff and managers, he concludes that state care needs to develop the capacities to love and be loved.

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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