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Within the last decade in the United States, kinship care (placement with relatives or those non-related friends of family known as fictive kin) has evolved from an infrequently utilised option for temporary care and/or permanence, to a widely used and often preferred solution for children in...
In this article Sylvia McCracken and Isobel Reilly apply systemic theory and practice to the assessment of foster carers. The authors believe that insufficient attention is paid to the foster carers' family context and propose that the systemic approach provides a useful framework with which to...
Fostering percentages and ratios of looked after children vary quite widely across England and Wales. In this article Sue Richards attempts to identify some of the factors associated with these variations, and to suggest some practical steps which may help in implementing changes. A second and...
As part of a borough-wide quality initiative, the London Borough of Camden decided to undertake a number of user studies including one for its children looked after. The purpose of the study was to develop a quality assurance approach for the service for children and young people looked after by...
The advent of changing adoption legislation, policy and practice is impacting on all people touched by the adoption experience. Open adoption is now considered to be best practice. In South Australia adoption legislation was changed in 1988. All adoption records were made available...
Computer games and entertainment software have often been seen by child care workers as not only of no specific therapeutic benefit but in fact quite opposed to what child counselling is all about. Using the example of Bruce's Multimedia Story which he himself developed in collaboration with the...
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