In this issue you will find the usual mix of peer-reviewed papers, commentaries and book reviews. Included in the collection are: the text of the 15th annual Kilbrandon Lecture given by the Right Honourable Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland; a tribute by Merle Allsopp to the ‘father of the child and youth care profession in South Africa’, Brian Gannon; and a critique of ‘orphanage tourism’ by Nigel Cantwell and Emmanuelle Werner Gillioz.
“Brian…opened a portal for the local field [in South Africa] into the developed child and youth care world, and his work on CYC-Net widened that access, and helped the local field to be seen as committed players in the international child and youth care arena.”
Merle Allsopp: Director of South Africa's National Association of Child Care Workers
(Extract from the tribute by Merle Allsopp to Brian Gannon, the ‘father of the child and youth care profession in South Africa.’ ).