Margaret Kernohan: A Commitment to care

United Kingdom, 1975

Film
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Episode of Series “A Pattern of People”.
Children’s Hearings have been set up in Scotland as informal community tribunals to assess the background and needs of children in trouble. Traces the case of Willie Reid, a neglected boy caught shoplifting. The case is reported to Margaret Kernohan who convenes the hearing at which Willie and his parents are summoned to appear. In earlier days the boy would have been brought before the Juvenile Court and probably punished.

Credits

production company

Central Office of Information

Language

English

Duration

00:14:30:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

31686

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Scotland - Social life and customs

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Shoplifting

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Stealing

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Juvenile delinquents

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social service

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Children's rights

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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