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This article by Derek Kirton and Cliff Thomas draws from a local evaluation of a multidimensional treatment foster care (MTFC) programme in England, focusing particularly on issues of implementation. These include experiences of working with the Oregon Social Learning model on which MTFC is...
Looked after children continue to perform poorly at school compared to their peers and care leavers are at increased risk of unemployment and poverty. Although there is a growing body of research on their education and recent studies have identified the factors associated with successful...
Paul Adams and Sarah Bevan report on research looking at ‘mother and baby’ fostering in three fostering agencies within the North West London Fostering Consortium. The study takes a qualitative approach, using semi-structured face-to-face interviews with eight mother and baby foster carers and...
Jael Hill describes the work of a specialist wraparound service for looked after children who present significant risks to themselves and others and/or are vulnerable to being harmed. She explores the nature of risk as a process which acquires form and meaning in working contexts and proposes...
The relationship between foster children and carers' own offspring has been investigated in many studies within foster care. However, while general patterns and outcomes have been established, the explanations underlying this relationship are more likely to be found in the common themes of...
Despite the wealth of literature on foster care, limited attention has been given to investigating the subjective, everyday experiences of the carers themselves. Lauren Pickin, Vivienne Brunsden and Rowena Hill report on research into the emotional experiences of foster carers using the...
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