Children in Care – a personal reflection

By Ed Nixon – The Therapeutic Care Journal, April 2018 A spiral of inter-generational failed attachments I am not a therapist and have no expertise in that field but I do know, as a social worker and former manager of fostering and residential services that simply caring for children without a therapeutic base is bothContinue reading “Children in Care – a personal reflection”

51 Moves by Ben Ashcroft

@AshcroftBen #careexperiencedstories Buy a copy of 51 moves here It is shocking that although just one per cent of children are taken into care by local authori­ties, almost 30 per cent of prisoners have been in care. Ben Ashcroft’s heart-rending account of abandonment, loneliness and rejection begins at age nine and ends with him turningContinue reading “51 Moves by Ben Ashcroft”

Children’s care homes are seen as a last resort, but they can be a safe haven

With adequate funding, these homes can provide intensive support for the 62% of residents with significant mental health conditions  Child line: the trend towards fostering children has thrown the role of children’s homes into the spotlight Photograph: Brand New Images/Getty Images The care system for children in England, including residential care, has undergone a significantContinue reading “Children’s care homes are seen as a last resort, but they can be a safe haven”