Apologies and the Legacy of Abuse of Children in 'Care' (Palgrave Studies in the History of Childhood)

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9781137457547: Apologies and the Legacy of Abuse of Children in 'Care' (Palgrave Studies in the History of Childhood)
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This collection examines the inquiries into the historical abuse of children in care which have proliferated across Western countries over the last twenty years, positioning them as a new area within the field of transitional justice. Drawing on the experience of care-leaver advocates, historians, archivists, museum professionals, social workers, lawyers and psychologists who have been involved in, or researched investigation, apology and redress processes in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Scotland and Sweden it traces the growth of the movement and identifies differences in the ways in which it has played out in specific locations. Writing from their experiences the authors are able to identify the opportunities and challenges which face the different professional groups who have been drawn into such work.

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Johanna Skold is Lecturer in Child Studies at Linkoping University, Sweden, and has written extensively about the history of foster care. She is a former member of the Swedish Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse and Neglect in Institutions and Foster Homes, and now researches comparative studies of similar inquiries internationally. Shurlee Swain is Professor of Humanities at Australian Catholic University in New South Wales, Australia, and is a chief investigator on Australia's Find & Connect web resource project. She has published widely in the area of child and family welfare and her research has informed several of Australia's inquiries into the legacy of abuse in care.

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