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Kinship Care: Fostering Effective Family and Friends Placements

Kinship Care: Fostering Effective Family and Friends Placements (Paperback)

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Children are frequently cared for by relatives and friends when parents, for whatever reason, are unable to care for their children themselves. Yet there has been very little information about how well children do when placed with kin or how safe they are in these placements.This book compares formal kinship care to traditional foster placements in order to ascertain which children are placed with kin, in what circumstances, how well such children progress, and how often these placements disrupt. The authors explore whether children placed with family and friends fare better or worse than other foster children, what services are provided and needed, and how kin care is experienced by carers, children and social workers.This book will be essential reading for social workers, policy makers, students and all those working with looked-after children, and will enable local authorities to make informed decisions about where best to place children and the support needed by family and friend carers.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial welfare & social servicesWelfare & benefit systemsChild welfarePhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociologySociology: family & relationships Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers Publication Date: 01/05/2008 ISBN-13: 9781843106319  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Elaine Farmer is Professor of Child and Family Studies in the School for Policy Studies at Bristol University, and has researched and written widely in the field of child welfare and child protection. She has a background in social work practice and teaches on the qualifying programme in social work and the post-qualifying award in child care. Sue Moyers is a visiting fellow in the School for Policy Studies at Bristol University. She has spent many years in research with looked-after children and foster carers.

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