The cost of care and the question of success.
How standards of staffing, training and physical conditions in schools for young offenders were improved over four decades.
1695 August Hermann Francke (1663-1727) opened an orphan asylum at Halle in Germany, the first reformatory. 1706 Jean Baptiste de la Salle (1651-1719) started a boarding school at St. Yon, France, which evolved into a reformatory; several Roman Catholic approved schools are still run by the Brothers of St. Jean Baptiste de la Salle. 1735-1811 … Read more
An important part of child care history which helped boys in need play a man’s role
How the Admiral’s history tells the ever-changing story of child care
A History of the Liverpool Reformatory Association
A mixture of news items, events, comments and whimsies, including men in childcare, confidentiality, Andrew Rowe, Barack Obama, bullying, Court fees, demonising young people, involving young people, push-chairs, reading to children, NCB, libraries, unannounced inspections and absconding
The hopes, failures and achievements of the pioneers
The historical classic about services for young offenders
Why services for children were developed, and why we need to study the past