The following paper is from The PET Archive, from Special Education: Forward Trends, Vol 9, No.1 which was published in April 1982. The journal still exists but is now called British Journal of Special Education. The NCSE refers to the National Council for Special Education. Thank you to Nicky Hilton and Jen Galloway for unearthing … Read more
The following paper from The PET Archive is from the Cassel Hospital. It looks at the family unit at the Cassel Hospital in the late 1960s. Cassel Hospital is of particular interest in the Archive at the moment, as the collection has just returned from being cleaned by a professional conservation company and has been … Read more
Commissioned by Alia, the following analysis of current research assesses the outcomes forchildren and connections to their families, avoiding family separation in child welfare practice: Continuing this edition’s theme of Family Work, this study looks at the unseen costs of foster care. Link to Full Study Link to Research Brief
We recently self-published an e-book of the memoirs of Alan Wendelken, who attended and subsequently became a staff member at Finchden Manor (you can read a review of the book here). It is now available to buy for your Kindle, Apple device or Kobo Reader: Buy the book for Amazon Kindle Buy the book for … Read more
A celebration of the centenary of Homer Lane and the Little Commonwealth
The need for aftercare to enable social inclusion on leaving care
Going for over sixty years, and still expanding: a real achievement
The benefits of building bridges
Interesting findings, often at odds with UK comparisons
Safeguarding Children:Procedures, Regulation or Nurturing Relationships?
A means to justice for some who lose out?
The battle for recognition, an important milestone?