This is a most unusual book and it is fascinating in a number of ways. For a start, the author is an unusual person. He spent his early years in a large institution – Aberlour in Scotland – before being fostered, and in the course of a professional career with both ups and downs, David … Read more
A case example from a Scottish residential care unit.
A perceptive report on residential child care in Scotland
If we are to look at outcomes for children and young people who have experience of being looked after, we find that their later life chances are considerably reduced on any measure that you may care to name. The extent of the disadvantage experienced by young people leaving care was comprehensively detailed in the report … Read more
A broader remit and a smaller budget, but it’s still there.
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.
An invitation to network, have dialogue and learn
Including the impact of cuts, music teaching in London, the culling of the quangos, the soul of social work, joining the dance to listen to children in Scotland, the Lord High Almoner, and a simian stocking-filler.
How training can develop careers and education can open the eyes
Including ASPECT and social pedagogy, NCMA, nursery provision in Scotland, Voice and mobile phones, and running away.
They are launching a campaign to attract high achievers
Solving problems by expanding services
Starting by providing the service with the best buildings for the job
Everyone agrees that our children deserve the best possible start in life, and that our nursery provision should reflect the critical importance of the nursery years in shaping young lives. Yet it’s a sad fact that in today’s Scotland the quality of provision you can expect depends to a very great extent on where you … Read more
A mixture of news items, events, comments and whimsies, including the Government’s new Children’s Plan, Dolly Parton in Rotherham, parents in prison, social exclusion, justice, Good Enough Caring, early education in New Zealand, grading in Scotland, grading in England, IASSW in South Africa and social pedagogy in Slovenia New Year Happy New Year! We hope … Read more