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Could an effective response to maternal depression help prevent unnecessary admissions to accommodation or care? Michael Sheppard presents evidence that maternal depression is both likely to be widespread in families already receiving social work help, and to have a significant impact on the...
The development of specialist fostering in Britain was one of the childcare success stories of the 1980s. Malcolm Hill, Richard Nutter, Donal Giltinan, Joe Hudson and Burt Galaway report here the main findings of a comparative survey of specialist fostering undertaken in 1992, which provides an...
Should residential care be used exclusively to meet the needs of older children and adolescents, or can it provide appropriate and positive care for younger children? Colin Critchley describes the development of a residential unit for children aged six to twelve years.
What information would adopted children like to have about their birth parents as they are growing up and before they can have access to data at 18 years? Juliet Harper presents the findings of a small preliminary study.
Adoption was included for the first time at the world conference of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies last Easter in Amsterdam. Sue Wells presents extracts from her presentation to the conference, based upon her own research as a birthmother.
In July 1991 The Children's Society revised its policies to provide a more active service to the birth relatives of adopted people. Julia Feast and Janet Smith consider some of the issues and dilemmas which arise when agencies decide to act as intermediaries for birth family members wanting...
Seminars held in Leicestershire during October and November 1992 provided on opportunity to review progress locally in implementing the Children Act. Much of the discussion took place in workshops whose brief was to provide feedback on positive achievements and offer recommendations. Martin Shaw...
At a BAAF seminar, held in March, on the theme ‘Adoption panels: promoter of good practice or rubber-stamp?’, Pennie Pennie looked at the expectations of panels and how they might be improved. This article is based upon her presentation.
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