Residential Care and Education for Children and Young People under the age of 18

Ewan Anderson and Norman Cooke – The Therapeutic Care Journal The purpose of this paper is to identify and clarify sectors of Residential Care and Education provision for children and young people under the age of 18. The Children Act (1989) provided vital legislation across the field of residential care and education. It followed earlyContinue reading “Residential Care and Education for Children and Young People under the age of 18”

Every Heart a Doorway

Book Review Eleanor West’s home for Wayward children houses kids who have travelled to the most fantastical worlds, each through their own doorway. Upon returning to our world, none of them quite belong, and therefore go to live in a place where they are understood. But a week after Nancy, a girl who travelled toContinue reading “Every Heart a Doorway”

The Dorset Home: An Outline

The Dorset Home, 32 West Street. Image: Poole Museum. http://www.poolehistory.org.uk/node/316205 In 1865 the Dorset Penitentiary closed its doors in Blandford and moved to Poole. Once there it reopened as the Dorset Home. In December 1865 the Home’s committee announced its opening in the Poole and Dorset Herald, stating that it was ready for: ‘…receiving young […]Continue reading “The Dorset Home: An Outline”

The education of children living in children’s homes

Background This study covers: the full range of school-aged children living in children’s homes, including those attending primary schools, secondary schools and further education and skills (FES) providers a wide range of educational provision types, including state-funded, independent, mainstream and special education provisions the period between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019 Main findingsContinue reading “The education of children living in children’s homes”

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”

Look beneath headlines – new homes are from small and new providers not from the large ones

NCERCC Blog Read in full at Source: Look beneath headlines – new homes are from small and new providers not from the large ones. – NCERCC

Nobody’s Child: The True Story or Growing up in a Yorkshire Children’s Home

Peter Higginbotham wrote to the Child Care History Network peter@childrenshomes.org.uk A recently published book which may be of interest: “Nobody’s Child: The True Story or Growing up in a Yorkshire Children’s Home”  by Gloria Urquhart is a eye-opening memoir of growing up in the 1950s in  some of Leeds City Council’s children’s homes (old formerContinue reading “Nobody’s Child: The True Story or Growing up in a Yorkshire Children’s Home”

Reconnecting Residential Child Care 2013

We have much we can remember, review and renew. We need to reclaim and recover the English tradition of residential child care. We must challenge conventional but inaccurate thinking about our children’s homes. The unremittingly negative image of children’s homes just isn’t found in real life.By Jonathan Stanley writing in March 2013 Source: Reconnecting Residential ChildContinue reading “Reconnecting Residential Child Care 2013”

Five tasks for the incoming children’s commissioner

https://www.cypnow.co.uk/Blogs/article/five-tasks-for-the-incoming-children-s-commissioner#disqus_thread Jonathan StanleyMonday, August 10, 2020 Each regeneration of Doctor Who brings strong visions of the person and role that are shared publicly – that’s the sort of energy we need now that the job of the children’s commissioner for England has been advertised The children’s commissioner needs to be able to champion positive parenting.Continue reading “Five tasks for the incoming children’s commissioner”