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Recording and transcript of Julie Shaw in conversation with a children's care worker and social worker, 21 February 2014. The interviewee worked as a children's care worker in the 1970s and, from 1975, as a social worker. The interviewee discusses changes to residential care, the Social Work (Scotland) Act, the environments they worked in, colleagues, and their thoughts how the sector could be improved.

Recording and transcript of an interview on 7th November 2013. The interviewee worked as a house mother for Lothian and Borders Council starting in 1975. They discuss the homes they worked in, colleagues, education, working patterns, motivation for choosing this line of work, dealing with challenging behaviour and changes in residential care.

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.

Recording and transcript of an interview on 4th September 2013. The interviewee worked as a residential care worker in Edinburgh, Oxford and Birmingham between 1972 and 1979 before qualifying as a social worker. They discuss lack of training, naivety around abuse, colleagues, the school environments, coping with challenging behaviour, social work involvement and developments in residential care.

Recording and transcript of an interview on 1st November 2013. The interviewee worked as a social worker in Aberdeen from 1968 and subsequently as a senior social worker before moving on to social work management. They discuss the environments they worked in, backgrounds of the children coming into care, caseloads, dealing with challenging behaviour, colleagues and developments in residential care and social work.

Recording and transcript of Julie Shaw in conversation with a teacher and house mother, 13 January 2014. The interviewee worked at an approved school for girls in Glasgow followed by a residential school in Edinburgh. She discusses her roles, the structure and routine at the schools, improvements that were being made in residential care, and the backgrounds of the children coming into care.

Recording and transcript of an interview with Alana Nottman on 6th November 2013. Alana Nottman completed placements as a trainee nursery nurse at St. Helen's children's home, Edinburgh from 1968 until 1969 and later at St. Catherine's children's home, Edinburgh. Alana discusses the work structure, the environments she worked in, her interest in childcare and development, comparisons of the two placements, corporal punishment and developments in residential care.

Recording and transcript of Julie Shaw in conversation with Anne Black, 9 December 2013. Anne Black worked as a child care officer in children's residential nurseries in Edinburgh from 1965. Anne discusses her working roles, standards of care, child abuse, and various residential facilities.

Recording and transcript of Julie Shaw in conversation with Anni Donaldson, 10 February 2014. Anni Donaldson worked as a woman visitor for the Royal Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (RSSPCC) in Glasgow from 1970. Ann discusses her working role, areas and facilities she worked in, and the conditions in Glasgow at the time.

Recording and transcript of Julie Shaw in conversation with Barbara Radcliffe, 9 December 2013. Barbara Radcliffe worked as a social services care worker in a list D girl's school in Edinburgh from 1970 to 1971. Barbara discusses her role, the type of people that came into care at the school, her colleagues and the school environment.

Recording and transcript of Julie Shaw in conversation with Ellwyn Mitchell, 25 September 2013. Ellwyn Mitchell worked as a house mother at the Priory children's home in Selkirk from 1963 until 1973. Ellwyn discusses the environment she worked in, the standard of care, staff structure, the routine, lack of social work involvement and lack of support for those leaving care.

Recording and transcript of Julie Shaw in conversation with Ken and Anne Whitty, 19 February 2014. Ken and Anne Whitty worked as house parents at Quarrier's Village from 1973 until 1987 before becoming foster carers. Ken and Anne discuss their roles, the regime in the house in Quarrier's, the staffing structure, staff training, how they handled the young people who came into their care, the children's activities and education, holidays, and the changes that came in after the Social Work (Scotland) Act.

Recording and transcript of Julie Shaw in conversation with Mae McQueen, 11 December 2013. Mae McQueen worked as an assistant house parent in Kilmarnock in 1974 until 1976 before going on to study for a certificate in Residential Care of Children and Young People at Langside College. Mae discusses working in a family group home, the structure of the home, lack of training, reasons for young people coming into care and thoughts on improvements that could be made in the sector.

Recording and transcript of an interview with Margaret Graham on 27th September 2013. Margaret Graham worked as a residential care worker in a number of children's homes in Edinburgh in the 1970's. Margaret discusses the environments she worked in, homes involved in the Edinburgh Children's Enquiry, lack of training, abuse, daily routines, difficulties with colleagues and thoughts on developments in residential care.

Recording and transcript of an interview with Mark Wilson on 26th September 2013. Mark Wilson worked as a house parent at Midfield House, Midlothian from 1974 until 1975 before going on to work at Tyneholme House in Pencaitland. Mark discusses being recruited after completing a primary teaching diploma, the needs of care home residents, psychiatric involvement, the structure of the homes, working patterns, colleagues and developments in residential care.