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Young People Leaving Care
     

Young People Leaving Care

by Bob Broad, William Stewart, R. A. Broad
 
What happens to young people when they leave care? Young care leavers are very over-represented in all the problem social policy areas (for example in the homelessness, young offenders institutions, begging and poverty statistics). Although there has been some progress in assisting care leavers with their transition to independence, the problems they present and face

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What happens to young people when they leave care? Young care leavers are very over-represented in all the problem social policy areas (for example in the homelessness, young offenders institutions, begging and poverty statistics). Although there has been some progress in assisting care leavers with their transition to independence, the problems they present and face remain acute. This book contains extensive practice information, original research material and policy findings about young people leaving public care and the work of leaving care projects. It contains data on the circumstances of over 3000 young people leaving care, as well as the work of the leaving care projects across England and Wales which participated in the research, and provides an extensive analysis of national and local developments and the impact of the Children Act 1989. Each chapter contains good practice and policy examples, and the book concludes with a critical analysis of key practice, policy, and theoretical issues and discussion of ways of moving forward.

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Presents and analyzes the results of a questionnaire survey sent to 46 leaving care projects in 1996 as part of a research study conducted to record what has happened to young people leaving public care in England and Wales since the Children Act 1989 was introduced. Presents good practice and policy examples, and concludes with a critical analysis of theoretical issues and discussion of ways to improve the transition to independence. Distributed by Taylor & Francis. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853024122
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.59(d)

Meet the Author

Professor Bob Broad PhD is Visiting Professor, Weeks Centre for Social and Policy Research, London South Bank University. He was previously Professor of Children's and Families Research at De Montfort University, Leicester; Director of Research at the National Children's Bureau, London; and Lecturer in Social Work Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science, London. He has managed, undertaken and published a large number of research studies about children looked after, leaving care, foster care, kinship care and grandparenting.

Professor Bob Broad PhD is Visiting Professor, Weeks Centre for Social and Policy Research, London South Bank University. He was previously Professor of Children's and Families Research at De Montfort University, Leicester; Director of Research at the National Children's Bureau, London; and Lecturer in Social Work Studiesat the London School of Economics and Political Science, London.He has managed, undertaken and published a large number of research studies about children looked after, leaving care, foster care, kinship care and grandparenting.

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