‘Boys’ Stories of Their Time in a Residential School’
Published on 7 September 2022
Professor of Social Work has written a book that gives insights into the pre and post-care experiences of boys who were pupils in a residential school
‘Boys’ Stories of Their Time in a Residential School’ was written by Mark Smith, Professor of Social Work in our school at the University of Dundee. His book tells the stories of seven boys, now men in their late 40s, he looked after while working in a List D School throughout the 1980s.
This book provides rich insights into the pre and post care experiences of boys who were pupils in a residential school where the author worked over the course of the 1980s. Together, these different perspectives provide unique insights to an area of social work history that is ill-served by existing accounts, making the book required reading for all scholars and students of social work; social and oral history; narrative sociology; criminology and desistance and social policy.