Monthly Archives: April 2014

Home is an arena for the discussion of issues of interest to parents, foster parents, residential child care workers, counsellors, youth support workers, social workers, teachers, mentors, social pedagogues, educateurs and to young people who are, and adults who have been, in care. If you are interested in, or involved in the care,upbringing and education of children and young people or in the nurturing of children and young people who are unable to live with their own families is a site for you. The website welcomes thoughtful views – personal, practical or theoretical – about the care of children and young people. If you want to comment about child care or about then e mail:

The site is archived at the British Library.

The goodenoughcaring journal is an online publication which invites anyone wishing to publish papers and articles about parenting, nurture, child care work and related fields or those wishing to write about their child care experiences to submit as e mail attachments papers or articles for publication to the editors at

The members of the editorial group are Cynthia Cross, Evelyn Daniel, Siobain Degregorio, Jeremy Millar, Jane Kenny, Ariola Vishnja, Mark Smith, John Stein and Charles Sharpe. The current issue was published online on 18th, June, 2014 and the next issue will be published on December 15th, 2014. The Journal index can be found at

Aspirations and Ambitions, Changing Lives through Learning : the Scottish Institute of Residential Child Care National Conference 2014

The SIRCC National Conference, 2014 will be held on Wednesday and Thursday June 10th and 11th at the Hilton Grosvenor in Edinburgh EH12 3EF.

The theme of the conference is Aspirations and Ambitions, Changing lives through learning and the keynote speaker is Kriss Akabusi MBE

SIRCC writes ,”As a sector we are familiar with lifelong learning, which recognises the ability for us to learn and grow, even after the institutions of school and higher education. However, children and young people in residential child care are often affected by a disrupted educational experience throughout these important years. How can we as a sector use Curriculum for Excellence as well as other opportunities to further contribute to their learning, play, and conversation, and nurture creative pursuits in their day-to-day lives? Conference delegates will join speakers, participate in workshops and enjoy a range of networking opportunities. The conference will provide a venue to discuss and debate important local, national and international perspectives on some of the most creative and exciting aspects of residential child care practice.”

The cost for delegates is :

Two-day conference, including awards and conference dinner £275.00

Two-day conference fee to attend on Tue & Wed £240.00

One-day conference fee to attend on Tue £135.00

One-day conference fee to attend on Wed £135.00

Method of payment :

For invoice and PO payments: book through our online booking service

For Credit/Debit card payments:: book through Strathclyde secure online shop

If you’d like more information about the conference programme please go to :