By setting up systems which reflect the lessons of research
A free e-learning and organizational development program for orphanages and foster families in quality care-giving in 29 languages
What it’s like being in care.
Helping children to begin to trust
Including language impairment, epilepsy, childminding, fostering and adoption, rating books, the Golden Jubilee, running away, safeguarding, ‘research’ and Mittel Appenzell.
Sharing the problems: a book based on experience.
Children and young people speak out about contact with their families
Including riots, long summer holidays, residential child care statistics, street work, Wellesley Nautical School, Gerd Schemenau, laughter, remembering residential care, …
A research report which demonstrated children’s need for residential care
Stability and continuity of care for the children, but sometimes there’s a price to pay
Is there a future for a boy with a past?
Long-term relationships are important for a successful childhood, whatever the setting.
A practical review with clear conclusions which shaped Scotland’s child care services.
Change needed in the organisation, support and reward of foster care ?
Every change of foster placement carries its losses, hopes and fears, which can last a lifetime.
An outstanding report which had a massive impact at a critical point
A report which highlighted foster care failures and the need for change
Christmas can be a difficult time, but it is special.
An idea for supporting care leavers
A journey of one thousand steps starts with just one
Indicators for success- and failure- in aftercare
Better than bureaucracy
The messages that records give - and fail to give
An important piece of child care history, but inadequately documented and worth reconsidering
A detailed study providing guidance to social workers on what works
Social workers’ views as to what works
Should settled children be uprooted to meet parents’ wishes?
Draft National Minimum Standards are unrealistic and do not reflect practice.
People looking after children in care need to be ahead of the game.
The fourth part of a personal account of becoming an adoptive parent
A landmark study of children in long-term care
Including social pedagogy, respite care and work with children – the basic model
The third part of a personal account of becoming an adoptive parent
The development of training and the introduction of family group conferences
Personal experiences of the care system shaped professional thinking.
A study of what makes for success in foster care
Same scene, but Sally’s View
An outstanding campaigner for many causes
An early piece of comparative research, looking at added value
The Sycamore Services system for fostering children in residential care
Passing on the problems
Foster care merits professional rewards.
Listening is the start to overcoming disadvantage.
A job for professionals - and there are vacancies.
The danger of dogma in meeting individual needs
Healing processes can help people to adjust.
And the impact on the development of children’s brains
Making sense of chaos
The damage of failing to reframe
Children, Families and Care: Reflections on the First Sixty Years of FICE
The concept of pedagogy has a long history, but it is now finding its time.
A journey of one thousand steps – an Appletree Success Story
Evaluating how things have changed over half a century
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