FOSTERING NOW

FOSTERING NOW

by Ian Sinclair
     
 

* What are the consequences of fostering for children, their carers and their birth families?

* What are the best ways of recruiting, retaining and supporting foster carers?

* What are the most important elements of a successful placement?

* Can foster care offer a permanent alternative to care at home?

Fostering Now brings together authoritative research

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* What are the consequences of fostering for children, their carers and their birth families?

* What are the best ways of recruiting, retaining and supporting foster carers?

* What are the most important elements of a successful placement?

* Can foster care offer a permanent alternative to care at home?

Fostering Now brings together authoritative research on foster care in the UK. It provides a succinct overview of a wide range of research projects and highlights the main implications for policymakers and all professionals involved in the fostering process.

Drawing on the varied experiences and views of foster children, social workers, foster carers and parents, this book looks at how placement outcomes are influenced by factors such as foster carers' parenting styles, contact with the child's own parents, and the child's gender, ethnicity, age and physical and emotional health. Other important areas examined include care given by relatives, the effects of foster care on education, and what happens to foster children when they return home.

Fostering Now identifies the most significant challenges currently faced by foster care and draws out the key messages for policy and practice. It offers important insights into the state of foster care today, and suggests how it can be improved in future. This book is essential reading for social workers, policy makers, academics and foster carers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843103622
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
04/15/2005
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
8.27(w) x 11.69(h) x 0.38(d)

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Meet the Author

Ian Sinclair is Co-director of the Social Work Research and Development Unit at The University of York, where he has been responsible for a large programme of work on children's homes and foster care. His research interests include attachment theory and the evaluation of social work and social work services.

Consultant Editor: Carolyn Davies, Institute of Education. Carolyn was formerly Chief Research Officer in Social Care at the Department of Health and then at the Department for Education and Skills. She led the commissioning and oversight of the studies reviewed in this book. Carolyn has a strong interest in the effective dissemination and utilisation of high quality research.

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