Now and then : reflections on practice

Cran, Jean and Stevens, Irene (2018) Now and then : reflections on practice. Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care, 17 (1). ISSN 1478-1840

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This reflective paper was inspired by the SJRCC special edition on history. The paper focusses on the experiences of the authors as residential child care workers in the 1970s, 80s and 90s in Scotland. Having worked together in two different group care settings, they used their own experiences and relationship to reflect on the 'Now and Then' – what felt right and what has changed. The authors acknowledge that some aspects of care have improved, particularly in the areas of qualifications and safeguarding. However, they also conclude that the need for warm and genuine care still exists and can be even more of a challenge to provide than it was in the past.

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