A reflective acccount of an ACP member's experience of working in therapeutic children's homes

The latest issue of the Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care features an article written by ACP member and child and adolescent psychotherapist Stuart Hannah.

Entitled Then and now: How time has changed the experience of leadership in residential child care, it is a reflective account of Stuart's experience of working in therapeutic children's homes between 1994 and 2015.

In particular the concepts of role, boundary, task, authority and containment are applied to the function of managers and leaders in residential care.

The article argues that these timeless concepts are crucial for developing healthy and healing cultures in homes. Working examples drawn from experience are given along the way to illuminate how these theoretical ideas can improve practice.

Read the article in full here