Review of Nobody’s Child: Growing up in a Yorkshire Children’s Home, by G. J. Urquhart

1st August 2021

Review of Nobody’s Child: The True Story of Growing up in a Yorkshire Children’s Home, by G. J. Urquhart (Cheltenham: The History Press, 2020)

Gloria Urquhart was born in 1946 and her story of life in a Yorkshire children’s home is set mostly in the period of the Children’s Departments in England from 1948 to 1971.  There have been many studies of this era, including Bob Holman’s The Corporate Parent: Manchester Children’s Department, 1948-71 (London: NISW, 1996).  But this autobiography may well prove to be in a class of its own... read the book review by Keith White…

The Therapeutic Care Journal Source: Review of Nobody’s Child: Growing up in a Yorkshire Children’s Home, by G. J. Urquhart – The Therapeutic Care Journal

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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