In our new issue Tracey Jarvis gives an account of her experience of being a key worker in a residential child care setting; in her article Access All Areas – a developmental perspective.Janet Rich stresses the importance of assuring that care leavers have ready access to support resources.
Cynthia Cross provides us with an the opportunity to consider the balance between the personal and professional in the care of children and young people.
Noel Howard offers us a review of The Boy at the Gate, the memoirs of Danny Ellis.
A poem from Michael Mallows, The Casual Cruelty of Positive Intent considers the consequences of moral imperatives and verbal chastisement.
John Whitwell provides his reflections on the Cotswold Community following its closure.
John Stein presents a tale about the influence peers have through childhood and adulthood.
Mark Smith shares his thoughts about what lies behind the contagion of moral panic that follows in the aftermath of the exposure of child abuse
Tuhinul Islam writes about the key findings of his doctoral research – a wide exploration of the experiences of young people leaving residential child care in Bangladesh.
Mary Winters furnishes us with an essay which discusses her concerns about the issues relating to child care placements, ethnicity and cultural background.