Fostering Now: Messages from Research

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Author(s)

  • I Sinclair

Department/unit(s)

Publication details

DatePublished - 2005
PublisherJessica Kingsley Publishers
Place of PublicationLondon
Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Print)9781843103622

Abstract

Fostering Now brings together authoritative research on foster care in the UK. 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.

    Research areas

  • looked after children, social work issues

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