My Turn to Talk: A guide to help children and young people in care aged 12 or older have a say about how they are looked after

My Turn to Talk: A guide to help children and young people in care aged 12 or older have a say about how they are looked after

by Clare Lanyon, Ruth Sinclair

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Overview

Written specifically for young people, and with colour illustrations throughout, this guide offers practical tips for children on how they can have a say in how they are cared for, including their review meetings. The guide was written following extensive consultation with children and young people in care.

The guide includes a description of the care planning process, advice on how children and young people can have more say in decisions about all aspects of their care, what to do if they are unhappy, and where to go for extra help.

Practitioners who will find this resource useful include care workers, social workers, LAC team managers, care homes, Independent Review Officers and carers/parents.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781904787396
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 03/31/2005
Pages: 20
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 11.50(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Claire Lanyon was a research officer at NCB for many years. Claire has wide experience in gathering the views of children and young people using very participatory research methods.

Whilst at NCB, Dr Ruth Sinclair developed and managed the extensive research and evaluation programme of NCB. Ruth has many years experience in conducting research on and with children. She has a particular interest in children in public care or in receipt of social care. She is also interested in developing child-centred research approaches that include the views and perspectives of children and involves them as widely as possible in all stages of the research process.

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