Issue 15 of the goodenoughcaring Journal will come down from the mountains and into the glens on Sunday, June15th, 2014. Given the international interest in affairs Scottish this year one of the themes in this issue is Scotland and childhood and a spectrum of articles emanating from Scotland written for us by David Divine, Ni Holmes, Jeremy Millar, Mark Smith, Laura Steckley, Calum Strathie, and Charles Sharpe may to an extent speak in different ways of the experience and meaning of childhood, child care and education in Scotland in the past and present but in the main they have an eye to the future of the upbringing of children both in Scotland and further afield. Supporting these are two rarely seen pieces by A.S. Neill and Robert Louis Stevenson and an extract from The Legends of Scottish Saints edited and translated from the Aberdeen Breviary by Alan Macquarrie.
In other articles, Noel Howard critically examines the new Child and Family Agency in Ireland while following the wide interest shown in his first article, Kevin Ball has written us a sequel which considers the principles which guide the Independent Regulation 33 Visitor to children’s homes. Cynthia Cross writes about the enigma of staff relationships in residential child care, John Stein considers relationship with parents in residential child care, Charles Sharpe reviews Adrian Ward’s new book on leadership in residential child care and Adrian Ward tells us how it came to be written.