The lessons which today’s child care professionals need to learn.
A classic example of weak and uninformed management, and the damage it permitted
A thorough study of the effectiveness of services and what people thought of them.
What was learnt from children’s helplines
The debunking of the popular myth of ritual abuse
A report on the European situation after the Second World War
The positive impact of focusing on success
An investigation into a scandal arising from punitive methods of control
A research report which demonstrated children’s need for residential care
A careful analysis of the investigation of large-scale alleged abuse
A catalogue of poor practice and inadequate thinking
A short well-argued report that shaped youth justice services in Northern Ireland
The first report to take the views of children in care seriously
A seminal Labour Party report which affected later policy-making
A White Paper which caused debate about ways to deal with young offenders.
A new rationale for treating young offenders
A practical review with clear conclusions which shaped Scotland’s child care services.
An outstanding report which placed Scotland in the lead in the treatment of young offenders.
A snapshot of thinking about maladjustment and the services which children needed
A thorough review of the management of young offenders
A review of the way the series was put together
An outstanding report which had a massive impact at a critical point
A report which highlighted foster care failures and the need for change
Following a cohort through adolescence
Collating the findings and implications
A landmark report which created national child care training
A systematic approach to the training of residential workers
How factors such as social class affect babies’ survival
The importance of social class - and small schools
A comprehensive ground-breaking study of secure care
How devolving power can help young people to mature
A study which highlighted the lack of research about girl offenders
The first comprehensive study
Lessons learnt from successful practice in residential treatment of disturbed behaviour
A study of the effectiveness of an observation and assessment centre
Indicators for success- and failure- in aftercare
How children from a concentration camp learnt to relate to adults
A touching classic about creating the right space to let healing happen
A child care classic, still quoted but contentious
A collation of child care research which challenged current thinking
A detailed study providing guidance to social workers on what works
Social workers’ views as to what works
A neutral stance is impossible for a participant observer.
The benefits of adoption compared with foster care and return home
Research into adoption, fostering and residential care with surprising conclusions
The ignored facts about young people who were locked up
An architect’s analysis of secure care
Ways to manage problem behaviour
Practical advice on residential child care
Lessons about what does - and does not - damage children
Research lessons learnt from residential child care practice
A landmark text on the impact of education on children in need
A landmark study of children in long-term care
Multiple messages about the care of young offenders from the days of Sigmund Freud
Using the residential group to let children address their problems
The thinking behind an unusual, innovative and lastingly influential institution
The struggle to change a traditional approved school to offer relationship-based treatment
Research showing how children respond to care, and that good care saves money
A seminal text which makes sense of other theoretical and practice-based work
Personal experiences of the care system shaped professional thinking.
A classic observation of what made residential therapy work
Research which led to change and some unexpected findings
A short paper which had a massive impact
Post-discharge success was shown to depend on family contact.
A study of what makes for success in foster care
The classic example of a self-governing community for children
An honest account of learning to run a community for young offenders by experience
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