- Foster home care -- Great Britain
- Children -- Institutional care -- Great Britain
- Foster children -- Services for -- Great Britain
- Foster parents -- Services for -- Great Britain
- Family social work -- Great Britain.
- 1903855608 (pbk.) :
- 9781903855607 (pbk.)
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- Previous ed.: 1999.
- Includes bibliographies and index.
- Acknowledgements. Foreword. Introduction. Reflections. The Wider Context. A social and policy understanding of the changing perceptions of Children and Childhood Foster Care - a research overview. Identity issues. International perspectives of foster care: New events and responses. Reflections on partnership practice and children and young people who are looked after. Foster Care Practice. Standards in foster care. The professionalisation of foster care. Education - for children and young people in public care. The health of children who are fostered. The mental health of foster children. Meeting the needs of looked after siblings. Foster children with disabilities. Safe caring. The role of the Children's Guardian (previously Guardian ad Litem). Child protection. Promoting identity and preparing children, separated from their birth families, for their futures: A new life work model for practice. Men who foster. Types of fostering. Family and friends care - challenges and solutions. Private fostering. Family link care. Treatment foster care. In care and in trouble? The contribution Family Placement can make to effective work with young offenders. Support care. Issues. Education and Training of foster carers and social workers. Supporting foster carers and others working with carers and foster children. Working with parents to promote child-focused contact. Complaints and allegations. Allegations of abuse against foster carers: prevention, protection and procedural considerations. The sons and daughters of foster carers. Independent fostering providers (previous agencies). Changing attitudes - changing cultures. Fostering unaccompanied asylum seekers and refugee children. Conclusion.
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