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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.
This statistical release provides national and local authority (LA) level information on the outcomes for children who have been looked after continuously for at least 12 months at 31 March 2019, by local authorities in England.
Using an ethnographic approach including interviews, walks, observation and photomap making, this article reports on the findings from a unique pilot study of the social and educational lives of young foster children (aged 0‒4) in an inner London borough.
The study reported here was undertaken as part of a children’s health needs assessment in an English local authority. It sought to understand why looked after children experience such high levels of poor mental health and make growing demands on therapeutic services.
For this study, one hundred and twenty‐six 11–21 year olds (53 who had experience of the care system and 73 who did not) were recruited from the community and NHS. All participants had self‐harmed in the past 6 months. Participants completed an Audio Computer‐Assisted Self‐interview (ACASI) regarding their views about the support they had received, how helpful it was, and what further help they felt they needed.
In this piece for the Guardian, an anonymous foster carer writes about their experience caring for an unaccompanied asylum-seeking child (UASC) in the UK.
Family for Every Child is seeking a flexible and enthusiastic Fundraising Officer with excellent writing skills, and experience of raising funds from trusts and foundations.
This article presents the findings of the qualitative study on the personal change of foster parents carried out in Lithuania, which reveals the subjective experience of informal learning of the foster parents fostering a non-relative child.
This study aims to explore how young migrants in kinship care in a Swedish suburb describe what different places mean to them and what these descriptions can tell us about their sense of belonging.
This article presents a ten-year service evaluation of the Adolescent Multi-Agency Specialist Service (AMASS), an edge of care service based within Islington Children’s Services.