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Arabella Weyts explores the relationship between welfare tradition and ideology, placement type and educational outcomes by comparing the educational experiences and attainments of older, long-stay looked after children in four countries with contrasting welfare systems. The nature and severity...
Given the concern that those undertaking the foster care task in the UK may not have all the skills and capacities necessary to care for the special needs of looked after children, particularly those with challenging behaviour, it is essential to gain a deeper insight into what carers themselves...
It is well established that looked after children have high levels of health needs that are not usually met by existing services. Lisa Anderson, Panos Vostanis and Nick Spencer report on a study which aimed to establish the perceptions of health needs among children aged 6–12 years and their...
Terence O'Sullivan reports on an observational case study of an adoption panel and focuses on some of its inputs, namely social work reports, social worker attendance and applicant attendance. The research found that although the outputs of the panel meetings were well defined, including the...
There is a surprising lack of research into the experiences of unmarried fathers whose children were lost to adoption in Britain in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Between the first Adoption Act in 1926 and the present day, nearly 90,000 adoptions have taken place. Very little is known about the...
Virtually all of the research on the importance of culture in adoption has been on transracial adoption. Little is known about the importance of culture when racially similar children are adopted. Rhoda Scherman and Niki Harré interviewed 112 New Zealand adoptive families of primarily European...
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