As luck would have it Issue 13 of the goodenoughcaring Journal is now online. We are fortunate in the array of outstanding articles for you to read. We hope they will be of interest to you. In this issue : Julieann Arthur, Alex Horne, Alastair Jamieson, Murray Mckinnon and Jeremy Millar have given us an early glimpse of their textual and photographic research piece Candles and Care which takes a snapshot of resources available to care leavers in Denmark ;John Burton in a memoir of his relationship with a young woman from her adolescence to her adulthood shows why social care is Not Just a Job ; Darren Coyne portrays in Care Leavers and the Criminal Justice System : a sorry state of affairs the hostile territory encountered by an inordinate number of care leavers who enter our justice system ; Jane Dalgleish writes about work in progress towards Providing a nurturing environment for young people in a residential setting ; Moira Devlin recollects her time teaching girls and young women in a Community Home with Education in Beyond the mainstream, what difference have we made? ; Roger Lewis navigates us through the vicissitudes of the extraordinary and the ordinary life of a London boy in The influence of Chance and Luck in Childhood ; George Orwell, in his essay Such, Such Were The Joys contemplates his fortune or lack of it in a childhood spent in a different kind of residential care and education ; Joan Pritchard re-examines the strategies she and her colleagues developed and used to help the children in their care – assessed as having social, emotional behavioural difficulties – to achieve their full potential in Helping children experiencing SEBD to understand and manage their own feelings : the experiences of a head teacher of a day school for such children; Charles Sharpe reviews Residential child care in practice Making a difference by Mark Smith, Leon Fulcher and Peter Doran ; John Stein gives a personal analysis of how the experience of childhood nowadays is so different from when he was a boy in Then and Now and Werner van der Westhuizen considers the significance of Context in the provision of therapeutic care.
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