The Pursuit of Permanence: a Study of the English Care System

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Standard

The Pursuit of Permanence: a Study of the English Care System. / Sinclair, I; Baker, C; Lee, J; Gibbs, I.

London : Jessica Kingsley, 2007. 320 p. (Quality Matters in Children's Services Series).

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Harvard

Sinclair, I, Baker, C, Lee, J & Gibbs, I 2007, The Pursuit of Permanence: a Study of the English Care System. Quality Matters in Children's Services Series, Jessica Kingsley, London. <http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/spru/pubs/pdf/dcsf pdf version.pdf>

APA

Sinclair, I., Baker, C., Lee, J., & Gibbs, I. (2007). The Pursuit of Permanence: a Study of the English Care System. (Quality Matters in Children's Services Series). Jessica Kingsley. http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/spru/pubs/pdf/dcsf pdf version.pdf

Vancouver

Sinclair I, Baker C, Lee J, Gibbs I. The Pursuit of Permanence: a Study of the English Care System. London: Jessica Kingsley, 2007. 320 p. (Quality Matters in Children's Services Series).

Author

Sinclair, I ; Baker, C ; Lee, J ; Gibbs, I. / The Pursuit of Permanence: a Study of the English Care System. London : Jessica Kingsley, 2007. 320 p. (Quality Matters in Children's Services Series).

Bibtex - Download

@book{28dc29a2bbeb4429baa07ec24312b1f0,
title = "The Pursuit of Permanence: a Study of the English Care System",
abstract = "Permanent placements are an elusive goal for those working with children in public care. Breakdowns of placements can be traumatic for both the children concerned and their carers, and yet little is known about the detail of the care system - the kinds of children who are in it, and their views and experiences.The Pursuit of Permanence is a based on the largest study of the English care system in recent years. It offers a wide-ranging overview of the whole placement process, including the children (who they are, what they need and what they want), their movements (where they enter and exit the care system), their placements (what these are and how effective they are), the outcomes (whether the children are settled or happy) and the underlying reasons for these points (why all this happens and turns out the way it does). The authors convey this complex information in an accessible style and offer recommendations based on their findings for how the care system should work, what it should offer and how it should be managed and inspected.This seminal book is essential reading for all social work professionals working in fostering, adoption and children's services, as well as policy makers and students on social work courses.",
keywords = "looked after children, social work issues",
author = "I Sinclair and C Baker and J Lee and I Gibbs",
year = "2007",
language = "English",
isbn = "9781843105954",
series = "Quality Matters in Children's Services Series",
publisher = "Jessica Kingsley",

}

RIS (suitable for import to EndNote) - Download

TY - BOOK

T1 - The Pursuit of Permanence: a Study of the English Care System

AU - Sinclair, I

AU - Baker, C

AU - Lee, J

AU - Gibbs, I

PY - 2007

Y1 - 2007

N2 - Permanent placements are an elusive goal for those working with children in public care. Breakdowns of placements can be traumatic for both the children concerned and their carers, and yet little is known about the detail of the care system - the kinds of children who are in it, and their views and experiences.The Pursuit of Permanence is a based on the largest study of the English care system in recent years. It offers a wide-ranging overview of the whole placement process, including the children (who they are, what they need and what they want), their movements (where they enter and exit the care system), their placements (what these are and how effective they are), the outcomes (whether the children are settled or happy) and the underlying reasons for these points (why all this happens and turns out the way it does). The authors convey this complex information in an accessible style and offer recommendations based on their findings for how the care system should work, what it should offer and how it should be managed and inspected.This seminal book is essential reading for all social work professionals working in fostering, adoption and children's services, as well as policy makers and students on social work courses.

AB - Permanent placements are an elusive goal for those working with children in public care. Breakdowns of placements can be traumatic for both the children concerned and their carers, and yet little is known about the detail of the care system - the kinds of children who are in it, and their views and experiences.The Pursuit of Permanence is a based on the largest study of the English care system in recent years. It offers a wide-ranging overview of the whole placement process, including the children (who they are, what they need and what they want), their movements (where they enter and exit the care system), their placements (what these are and how effective they are), the outcomes (whether the children are settled or happy) and the underlying reasons for these points (why all this happens and turns out the way it does). The authors convey this complex information in an accessible style and offer recommendations based on their findings for how the care system should work, what it should offer and how it should be managed and inspected.This seminal book is essential reading for all social work professionals working in fostering, adoption and children's services, as well as policy makers and students on social work courses.

KW - looked after children

KW - social work issues

M3 - Commissioned report

SN - 9781843105954

T3 - Quality Matters in Children's Services Series

BT - The Pursuit of Permanence: a Study of the English Care System

PB - Jessica Kingsley

CY - London

ER -