Child Care Archives: Problems, Opportunities and Consequences

Child Care History Network and the Modern Records Centre, Warwick University

Child Care Archives :

Problems, Opportunities, and Consequences

to be held at the Research Exchange, Warwick University

on Thursday 10 June 2010


10.00               Registration

10.20               Mathew Thomson: Welcome and housekeeping announcements

10.30               Helen Ford: The day’s theme


10.40               Maria Luddy: ‘Researching the history of Irish child care’

11.00               James King: ‘Cataloguing BASW’

11.20               Jonathan Reinarz: The use of children’s records for research

11.40               Refreshment break

Service Providers’ Views

12.00               Evelyn Daniel: ‘Keeping meaningful records in a time of budget cuts’

12.20               John Hughes, Action for Children: ‘The problems, opportunities and consequences of 140 years of History’

12.40               Ian Wakeling, Children’s Society: The use of child care records as teaching material (tbc)

13.00               Gudrun Limbrick, Sarah Pymer, Birmingham Archives: ‘Creating an oral history of Birmingham City Council children’s homes: the ethical challenges’

13.20               Lunch

The Impact on Care Leavers

14.20               Kate Roach, Barnardo’s : Access to records work with post care and post adopted adults –  Responding to the individual

14.40               Peter Garsden, ACAL: How lack of records can hinder historical child abuse compensation cases”

15.00               Victoria Hull, Care Leavers’ Association: Access to Records: ‘The Missing Piece of the Jigsaw’


15.20               Workshops

16.20               David Lane: Final plenary: Feedback from groups on key conclusions and action

16.30               Conclusion and refreshments

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