Maltreated children in the looked after system: a comparison of outcomes for those who go home and those who do not

J Wade, N Biehal, N Farrelly, I Sinclair

Research output: Other contribution


This project has a focus on the consequences of decisions to reunify children who had entered the looked after system for abuse or neglect. It compares the progress and outcomes of a sample of maltreated children who either went home or remained in the looked after system.

It is one of a series of projects commissioned to strengthen the evidence base on recognition, effective interventions and inter-agency working in child abuse and neglect.

The full report has been published as a book entitled 'Caring for Abused and Neglected Children: Making the right decisions for reunification or long-term care'.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherDepartment for Education
Number of pages6
Place of PublicationLondon
ISBN (Print)978-1-84775-790-6
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameResearch Brief


  • looked after children
  • family
  • social work issues

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