‘The child of misfortune’

‘The child of misfortune’
a booklet written in 1952 by
Leila Rendel

, in which she classifies and groups children
under a variety of circumstances that may result in the child needing to
attend a facility such as the Caldecott Community. She outlines the
emergence of the Children’s Act 1948, and introduces the need for
‘Reception Centres’ as a precursor to placing a child in care.

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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