John Stein launches Issue 16 of the goodenoughcaring Journal with his editorial about the significance of relationships for children as they grow up. Supporting John in the ensuing articles, Lorea Boneke, writes about children and young people in care whose important relationships and placements break down. John Burton provides a cornucopia of rich notes from his work as a consultant to children’s homes, Cynthia Cross helps us explore the rewards of acceptance in a recollection of her relationship with a young man who was in residential care, Evelyn Daniel talks about the failures of relationships at all levels in the care system and considers how this might be put right, John Diamond presents, in the shadow of recent events in Palestine, the text of a talk he gave in Jerusalem in 2008 about the therapeutic work of the Mulberry Bush School, Maurice Fenton writes about unity in relationship, Iain Macleod reflects on his journey through the Scottish care system as he gathered an identity through relationships with significant others, Jeremy Millar offers reflections inspired by reading Borstal Lives, a novel by “Louis Edward,” Charles Sharpe reviews Social Care Learning from Practice edited by Noel Howard and Denise Lyons, Mark Smith considers the nature of relationships through the lens of social pedagogy, John Stein recalls important relationships in his life other than those with his parents, the late Ian D. Suttie, in an extract from his 1935 book, The Origins of Love and Hate, argues that an unnecessary “taboo on tenderness” exists in many human relationships and. in a short vignette depicting a scene from a Pupil Referral Unit where she taught, Christina Williamson raises questions about the relationships between students and teachers and asks readers to provide the answers.
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