Dear Readers, A warm welcome to our newest alliance members David Lane ( Independent Child Care Consultant), Elizabeth King ( Principal Psychologist, South Lanarkshire Council) and PACT ( Parents and Children Together), taking our membership to 75 organisations. See attached flyer for our mission, aims, core values statement and current membership list. Please circulate this … Read more
From the moment I heard these words I knew that I must write down the context and sequence of events that led up to them. It was 72 hours ago, and this is the first window of opportunity: a Sunday evening in mid-summer accompanied by the birdsong of thrushes, and a pleasing breeze. This is … Read more
A champion of young children
A positive, realistic description of what relationships can achieve in residential care
Opportunities are few; do your homework first.
The importance of philosophy – even in England
A personal view of developments in international child care over nearly forty years
A whole system analysis and reform is needed for Children’s Services to use children’s homes positively.
Congratulations to Sarah on her successful nomination for “star” carer.
Issue 11 of the Journal is now online at http://www.goodenoughcaring.com/JournalIndex.htm
Including the heart of residential child care, social pedagogy, a field trip to Germany, a conference in Ireland, HDJ and the Health and Social Care Bill
What is the future for residential child care?
Background information prepared to support the ICSE petition
A research report which demonstrated children’s need for residential care
An important role as part of properly planned care programmes.
The fifth in a series on the history of the approved school service
Another issue is out; read all about it.
Some observations on her life and work, and the struggle with primitive anxieties
It’s a difficult job and it needs the right back-up.
A White Paper which caused debate about ways to deal with young offenders.
A new rationale for treating young offenders
The eighth issue of the journal is now out.
Improving relationships in residential care
A classic – frightening and moving: the inside story about institutional life in Ireland
An opportunity for residential child care workers to shape their profession
How training can develop careers and education can open the eyes
Practical advice on residential child care
Adapting the UK to SP and SP to the UK
It’s been around for years at Mill Grove.
How photography can empower children in residential care
A Personal Statement I believe that a significant number of troubled children and young people are best helped by the provision of residential child care. Amongst these I would include those who, though they may for the time being not be able to live with their families, nonetheless have such a strong feeling of belonging … Read more
Why are so many field social workers opposed to residential child care?
FICE-Hungary : what a professional association can achieve
The struggle to change a traditional approved school to offer relationship-based treatment
Including the recession, generations, social workers’ attitudes to residential child care, working methods, Catholic adoption societies, bouncers and voluntary work
Residential child care workers need to make their voice heard again.
The Key Texts are the classics from the past, which helped to shape today’s services. Some are books, some are research reports, some are papers or chapters in books and one is a Government policy document. We have selected a score of texts, and are offering a “digested read”. They are being published at a … Read more
Why this book is really interesting – and may prove to be important
Training, pay, working hours, risk and health and safety all affect good residential care.
The conflicting images of residential care for children, problems and positives
Trying to explain the Five Outcomes at Bluebrick
Implications for practice and training
When the Editor of the web magazine asked me to do an article about what I actually did on a daily basis I started to go into panic mode, not because I do not know what I am doing (although some of the staff that work for me might say otherwise) but after many years … Read more
SIRCC – the Scottish Institute in Residential Child Care – is running two conferences. ***** The first is taking a look at recent research in the field of residential child care under the title In the Know. There is not much time to book, as it will take place on 12 November 2007. Research Day … Read more
This article is made up of excerpts from a speech by Dr. Yehiel Shilo, Director of the Administration for Rural Education & Youth Aliyah in the Ministry of Education, delivered to welcome FICE’s Federal Council to Israel in October 2007. “I’m glad and proud to speak to you in my capacity as the leader of … Read more