Welcome to the Child Care History Network
The Child Care History Network aims to use the vast resources of the past to help promote the highest standards of service for children and young people and their familes 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.
Bob Holman: An Appreciation. By David Lane. 16 June 2016
Bob Holman died at the age of 79 on 15 June 2016. Terry Philpot has written an excellent obituary, which appeared in The Guardian on 16 June, and this brief note is not intended to rival his work, but to add a few extra angles.
Bob's importance to CCHN was that he was one of our Patrons. Each of them has fulfilled the role for three years, so that typically there have been three Patrons at any one time. Their duties have been minimal, and part of the purpose in creating the role was to be able to honour people who have made a difference in the lives of children, and who have appreciated the importance of history in the development of services for children, young people and their families.