CHILDREN'S HOMES: WHAT WERE THEY REALLY LIKE? HAVE THEY A FUTURE?
Wednesday, 1 November 2017
10:30 - 16:00
Hinsley Hall, 62 Headingley Lane, Leeds LS6 2BX
The keynote speaker will be Peter Higginbotham, whose book Children’s Homes: A history of Britain’s institutional care for its young, has just been published. There will also be a paper by David Lane on what has been learnt about children’s homes in the recent Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry in Northern Ireland, and a panel of former residents of children’s homes will speak about their experiences.
In the afternoon session, speakers will be Janice Nicholson, who manages award-winning services in North Yorkshire, and Kevin Gallagher, Director of Amberleigh Care, and they will address the question of the future of children’s homes. Will they still have a role in children’s services in the future, and if so, what will it be?
Welcome to the Child Care History Network
CCHN aims to use the vast resources of the past to help promote the highest standards of service for children and young people and their families Now, and in the future
- Actively promoting interest in the history of services for children and young people and their families
- Identifying and encouraging the preservation of evidence and information concerning the history of services for children and young people;
- Initiating, encouraging and supporting research into the history of child care and related areas;
- Encouraging the application of lessons we learn by examining past experience to child and youth care policy development and practice.