File 11 - Interview with a residential care assistant and unit leader

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GB 249 SOHC 39/11


Interview with a residential care assistant and unit leader


  • 13 December 2013 (Creation)

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1 digital audio file (duration 1 hour 28 minutes 42 seconds), 1 pdf file

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Recording and transcript of an interview with a former residential care assistant, 13 December 2013. The interviewee worked as a residential care assistant in Lanark from 1963 before completing a child care training course and a number of placements and then going on to work as a unit leader at Lady Mary School in Edinburgh from 1969. They discuss the environments they worked in, their roles, standards in local authority care homes, the introduction of the children's hearing system, psychiatric involvement and their perceptions of changes in the sector.

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No access restrictions for audio recording but redacted version only of transcript accessible, in compliance with the wishes of the interviewee.

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  • English

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