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Kieran Walsh,

This book examines how child protection law has been shaped by the transition to late modernity and how it copes with the ever-changing concept of risk.

Sally Weale - The Guardian,

A new study examining data on almost half a million children in the UK who began school in September 2005, found that of the 6,240 children who entered the care system during their school years, 83% required additional special educational needs (SEN) support, according to this article from the Guardian.

The Guardian,

This editorial piece from the Guardian calls on the UK government to conduct a review of the care system, as promised in the Conservatives’ manifesto.

Lars Brännström, Bo Vinnerljung, Anders Hjern - Child Maltreatment,

Using Swedish longitudinal registry data for a national cohort sample of siblings, in which some were placed in foster care and others remained in their birth parents’ care, this study asks whether long-term foster care ensures improved life chances.

Margaretha Järvinen & Stine Tankred Luckow - Sociology,

Inspired by Merton and Barber’s sociological theory on ambivalence, this article analyses ‘co-parenting’ between foster parents and birth parents as prototypes of ambivalent relationships; that is, relationships based on incompatible role requirements.

Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency and Department of Health (Northern Ireland),

This annual publication presents information on those who left care during the previous financial year, as well as the circumstances of those who have left care at the time of their nineteenth birthday.

Paul Kenyon and Emma Forde - File on 4 - BBC News,

More than 12,000 children in care are not living with at least one of their siblings, according to this article from BBC News.

Jo Staines & Julie Selwyn - Child & Family Social Work,

Drawing on a large‐scale online survey of looked after children's subjective well‐being, this paper demonstrates that a significant number of children and young people (age 4–18 years) did not fully understand the reasons for their entry to care.

Monica Dalen, Steinar Theie, Anne-Lise Rygvold - Children and Youth Services Review,

The study examined school adjustment among 119 internationally adopted children in Norway.

Nuria Mackes - The Conversation,

In this article for the Conversation, Nuria Mackes discusses her team's latest research on the impacts of early childhood deprivation on adult brain size and behavior.