chapter  16
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Relations with the Outside World

InsomedetailwehaveexploredthemoreintimatephysicalbackgroundoftheApprovedSchoolgirl'slife.Inmanycasestosayher 'home'istooversimplify,becauseofthemultiplicityofenvironments. Someevenoftheconsistentbackgroundswerenothomeinanycosy sense;itmightbeatwo-parentestablishmentwithinadequatesupervision;orreekingofill-health,povertyorlowmorality.Manylost aparentinchildhoodandfailedinvaryingdegreestoadjusttoa changeofmotherorfather-figure.Manyspentinterimperiodsin institutions;somereturnedtoachangedhome,someweregiven fosterparentswhomtheyrejectedinsomemeasure,someremained forlongperiodsinaninstitution,ormovedtostrangenewinstitutionsfortheirowngoodorthatofothers.