Glenham

Address: Shawford, Hampshire

Questions were asked in Parliament on 28th July 1977 about “conditions in the Glenham Children’s Home at Shawford, near Winchester”

SWT newsletter, 1977

HANSARD 1803–20051970s 1977 July 1977 28 July 1977 Written Answers (Commons) SOCIAL SERVICES

Glenham Children’s Home, Shawford

HC Deb 28 July 1977 vol 936 cc497-8W 497W

§ Rear-Admiral Morgan-Giles

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, on how many occasions since January 1973 his Department’s social work service officers have visited the Glenham Children’s Home at Shawford, near Winchester; and what was the date of the most recent visit.

§ Mr. Moyle

Social work service officers have visited Glenham Children’s Home on six occasions since January 1973, the last visit being on 3rd March 1977.

§ Rear-Admiral Morgan-Giles

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what reports he has received concerning con- 498W ditions in the Glenham Children’s Home at Shawford, near Winchester; and whether he is satisfied with the arrangements for the care and control of the children entrusted to the home by local authorities.

§ Mr. Moyle

We have received reports from our social work service officers following visits to Glenham Children’s Home. We have received also a number of complaints from local people about the behaviour of the children. We cannot say that we are satisfied with the arrangements for the care and control of the children when they are outside the home and advice has been given to the Proprietor on matters that have come to attention.

Local authorities placing children in the home have a duty to ensure that their welfare is promoted, to review their progress at six-monthly intervals and make other arrangements if the child’s wellbeing requires it.

We are currently reviewing the statutory arrangements for the regulation of all kinds of private and voluntary homes in the personal social service field—including private children’s homes—and arrangements are in train for informal consultation with the local authority associations about what should be done.

HANSARD 1803–20051970s 1977 July 1977 28 July 1977 Written Answers (Commons) EDUCATION AND SCIENCE

Glenham Children’s Home, Shawford

HC Deb 28 July 1977 vol 936 c443W 443W

§ Rear-Admiral Morgan-Giles

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science on what date she first received representations concerning the registration of the Glenham Children’s Home at Shawford, near Winchester, as an independent school.

§ Miss Margaret Jackson

The Compton Parish Council wrote to the Department on 10th May 1976 to inquire whether Glenham Children’s Home, Shawford, was registered as an independent school.

§ Rear-Admiral Morgan-Giles

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science when she expects to make her decision concerning the registration of the Glenham Children’s Home Educational Unit in Shawford, near Winchester, under Part III of the Education Act 1944; and whether Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Schools will be authorised to visit this establishment.

§ Miss Margaret Jackson

I have nothing to add to the information I gave the hon. and gallant Member in my letter of 26th May.

Eric Harold Brown John – Superintendent of Glenham children’s home

13.4.32 – 1997

Eric Brown John is on electoral rolls as resident at Port Werburgh, Vicarage Lane, Hoo, Rochester, Kent ME3 9TW 1998-2018

He was Director of a Company The Dutch Barge Association Ltd from 1996-7

ISN survivors say that he had a yacht and took children to the Isle of Wight.

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