This month we are starting a theme by focusing on aftercare, throughcare and transitions – what happens after a child or young person has been in a home, foster care or residential school.
Clair Davies has written about work with disturbed children in an educational setting, preparing them for The Long Journey Home.
We have an article about a CLIP project for children leaving care in Bulgaria.
Our Editorial takes a philosophical view of aftercare.
If you are not a regular reader of Beyond Caring, the story by A.J. Stone, give it a try; it is getting more gripping month by month. Trenchy wrote in asking if it is true and if it is continuing. We can assure Trenchy that it will continue for quite a few months to come. Whether it is true depends on what you mean. It feels true. Whether it is factually true is known to A.J. Stone, but not us.
In the In Residence column this month Keith White writes about the importance of those who are close to us but not blood relatives. If you enjoy Keith’s column, see the advert on the right for Reflections on Living with Children – a hundred of Keith’s columns for a very modest price.
Chris Durkin looks at politics and children. What will the coalition do?
We have a report of an excellent conference which looked at a dozen aspects of children’s records and archives. (The full proceedings are on the Child Care History Network website.)
Finally, we encourage you to read the latest issue of the e-journal on childcare issues edited by Charles Sharpe – www.goodenoughcaring.com.