In Residence: face to face or side by side ? by Keith J. White.

  “Lovers are always talking to one another about their love; Friends hardly ever about  their Friendship. Lovers are  normally face to face, absorbed in each other; Friends,  side by side, absorbed in some common interest.” CS Lewis, The Four Loves   This distinction between lovers and friends is a memorable one in book rich … Read more

National Centre News – Autumn 2015.

Dear Colleagues, A warm welcome to our new members Every Child leaving Care Matters, Brian Paget, Penumbra Edinburgh, and Jemma Moody of ‘Project Lift’ ( Jemma and Project Lift are working with Syrian refugee children in Turkey. Some current context:  It has been a very busy month. I attended the International Federation of Social Work … Read more

Therapeutic Care in Family Settings by John Whitwell

Introduction. I became the Chief Executive of ISP (Integrated Services Programme) in 1999 following a 14 year period as the Principal of the Cotswold Community, a pioneering residential therapeutic community for emotionally unintegrated boys (Tomlinson 2004, Whitwell 1989). ISP was started by foster carers in 1987 and was the first independent fostering provider in the UK. A core … Read more