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Leaving Care: Throughcare and aftercare in Scotland

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DatePublished - 2005
PublisherJessica Kingsley Publishers
Place of PublicationLondon
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

How can social workers and agencies best support young people as they make the transition from care to independent living? This authoritative study explores the successes and failures of care services for young people, identifying factors that hinder effective transition from care and the types of support that help to promote positive life choices.
Analysing current policy and drawing on the findings of past research, the authors explore the experiences of young people leaving the care of three very different Scottish local authorities to demonstrate how support works in practice. They address the impact of throughcare and aftercare services, and argue for a more gradual transition towards independence, combined with more consistent and ongoing support after young people leave care.
This book draws from the Scottish context to offer valuable lessons that are important reading for all students and practitioners in the fields of social care and social policy, and other professionals interested in the development of childcare practice.

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  • looked after children

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