Special Offer on “Leadership in Residential Child Care” by Adrian Ward.

In a special offer for readers of the October issue of The Therapeutic Care Journal,  Adrian Ward and Smokehouse Press are making available copies of his well-reviewed book Leadership in Residential Child Care: a relationship-based approach.

This book is unique in offering a detailed account of all aspects of this challenging and demanding leadership role, and will be especially helpful for those taking the Level 5 Diploma in leadership – as well as for trainers and managers supporting these candidates, and for leaders in other related fields. Adrian Ward, a former head of home himself, established and led the MA in Therapeutic Child Care at the University of Reading and is an experienced author and editor in this field.

For Newsletter readers, the book is now being offered at a special price of £10.00 including postage. This offer is only available directly from Smokehouse Press by following this link, and is not available elsewhere.

Reviews of this book include the following comments:

This book will be an invaluable resource for newly appointed and experienced leaders alike.  … It is highly instructive in its ability to convey complex ideas straightforwardly and with a minimum of jargon

Journal of Social Work Practice.

This book is an enjoyable read, displays a deep knowledge of residential work with children, and will be of value to students and practitioners

Child & Family Social Work

I would strongly recommend that this book is read and then dipped into, by leaders in children’s homes, external managers of children’s homes and leaders of teams in any setting. It is great that a book is specifically about leadership in children’s homes, using practice examples, but much referred to is pertinent to leaders in any setting.

Centre for Social Work Practice website

I am sure that Leadership in Residential Child Care will become essential reading for those in leadership roles in residential care as it also should for those in organisations who are charged with setting up residential child care resources, and for those who offer leaders external consultation and support.

Goodenoughcaring website



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