Readers response to our ‘Care of Young offenders’ Feb 1st edition.

By John Pressley – The Therapeutic Care Journal 1st April 2021 As a former residential child care worker of 35 continuous years and the  Principal of a previous Approved School in the East Midlands region, I found the recent papers on Approved Schools and CHE’s interesting. I have been retired for 14 years, but IContinue reading “Readers response to our ‘Care of Young offenders’ Feb 1st edition.”

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”

The case of Standon Farm Approved School, 1947

The Therapeutic Care Journal Standon Farm was opened in 1885 by the Church of England Waifs and Strays Society. It operated as a Certified Industrial School until 1926, and then as an Approved School from 1938. By the 1940s, Standon Farm was providing residential care and education for eighty boys aged ten to sixteen whoContinue reading “The case of Standon Farm Approved School, 1947”

Good memorials, bad memorials of residential schools

First Nations show the way to reconciliation. Protestors with other agendas should pay heed. Tk’emlúps residential school. Image: APTN News In a transformative move, Indigenous Canadians have designated the residential schools that robbed them of their language, art and culture into historic sites. Not just the school buildings themselves but the whole residential school systemContinue reading “Good memorials, bad memorials of residential schools”

How can staff help reduce self-harm in a residential setting? By Scott Mitchell – The Therapeutic Care Journal

…action research on low-level self-harm that does not have the intention to take life, or Non-Suicidal Self Injury (NSSI) and how to reduce it in a #residentialcare setting.

Safe working in education, childcare and children’s social care settings, including the use of personal protective equipment (PPE)

residentialforum: How do I keep my young people and workforce in residential care settings safe from coronavirus (COVID-19) and how do I mitigate the risk of it spreading? Local authorities and providers can refer to: safe working in education, childcare and children’s social care settings, including the use of personal protective equipment (PPE)   isolationContinue reading “Safe working in education, childcare and children’s social care settings, including the use of personal protective equipment (PPE)”

Choosing a residential special school | The Good Schools Guide

When your child is going to a residential school, the educational establishment is only half of the equation. You need to pay great attention also to the home they will be living in while at school. It can be such an unsettling and emotional matter to think about sending your vulnerable child away to school,Continue reading “Choosing a residential special school | The Good Schools Guide”

Inquiry publishes literature review on residential schools

22 November 2018 The Inquiry has published a literature review of published research on child sexual abuse in residential and non-residential schools. The review covers five key areas: Pupils attending residential schools. Standards for keeping children safe from sexual abuse in schools in England and Wales. The scale and nature of child sexual abuse inContinue reading “Inquiry publishes literature review on residential schools”