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"There has been slow but consistent growth in private foster care placements [in Ireland] and an increase in the number of companies in this market," writes Patrick Costello in this opinion piece for TheJournal.ie. "While these companies plug a gap in services, a gap that can leave children at risk, ultimately they lead to negative outcomes across the system," Costello argues.
This discussion article describes a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in the United Kingdom developed to meet the mental health needs of children and young people particularly those vulnerable children and young people at risk of actual or potential harm through child abuse and neglect, but may not be therapy ready.
This study’s objective was (1) to investigate if having parent(s) born outside of Europe has an additional effect on the risk of entry into out-of-home care (OHC) in cases of alleged parental physical violence against children, and (2) to discuss potential empirical support for the risk model and the bias model for explaining the over-representation.
"As an autistic care leaver, the hardest part of dealing with the Covid pandemic has been the neglect and lack of support I have experienced at my accommodation," writes Kerrie Portman in the Guardian.
The purpose of this study was to describe the stability of care histories from birth to age 18 for children in England using a national administrative social care dataset, the Children Looked After return (CLA).
This continuing professional development paper provides an overview of the impact that COVID‐19 has had on specialist services delivering support to children and young people experiencing domestic violence and abuse (DVA).
The annual update on Education Outcomes for Looked After Children covering 2018-19 has been released by Scotland’s Chief Statistician.
The IRC is seeking a Child Protection Case Management Specialist to support with the development of specialised capacity building resources and competency tools.
Rachel James, a 21 year-old woman from Somerset, UK, has taken on the care of a brother and sister under the age of two after hearing that emergency, short-term foster carers were needed during the pandemic, according to this article from BBC News. She is believed to be the youngest foster carer in the area.
This study reported comprises an evaluation of an Attachment-Centred Parenting (ACP) six session, evidence-based programme developed by the authors.