The cost of care and the question of success.
A thorough review of the management of young offenders
How standards of staffing, training and physical conditions in schools for young offenders were improved over four decades.
An outstanding report which had a massive impact at a critical point
An event which showed the long-term impact of Wellesley’s nautical training
1695 August Hermann Francke (1663-1727) opened an orphan asylum at Halle in Germany, the first reformatory. 1706 Jean Baptiste de la Salle (1651-1719) started a boarding school at St. Yon, France, which evolved into a reformatory; several Roman Catholic approved schools are still run by the Brothers of St. Jean Baptiste de la Salle. 1735-1811 … Read more
If one is working with children and young people there is usually so much going on that one does not have time to collect one’s thoughts. If adults don’t set the pace for the children, they will find themselves playing catch-up on what the children are up to. And if you’re a manager, you probably … Read more
A scandal which rocked the approved school system and heralded its end
Spencer Millham, Roger Bullock and Paul, Cherrett (1975) After Grace, Teeth: A Comparative Study of Residential Experience of Boys in Approved Schools London Human Context 0 903137 11 9 Following his successful collaboration with Royston Lambert, head of the Social Research Unit at King’s College, Cambridge, in a sociological study of boarding schools (Lambert and … Read more
How the Admiral’s history tells the ever-changing story of child care
The ignored facts about young people who were locked up
The struggle to change a traditional approved school to offer relationship-based treatment