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Laura Navne and Marie Jakobsen - Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies ,

This study investigates the extent and causes of child abandonment and various practices and services in relation to prevention of child abandonment in Denmark and other high-income countries.

Gazette Desk - Law Society of Ireland,

This article from the Gazette Desk highlights findings from the annual report of the Special Rapporteur on Child Protection in Ireland, Dr Conor O’Mahony, which "examines both court care orders and voluntary care arrangements for children and notes that court reviews by a judge have the effect of making sure that things are done for a child in care, with more defined plans."


UNICEF is seeking a consultant to conduct a mapping of promising and good practices on MHPSS services relevant for migrant and refugee adolescents.

Camille Verheyden, Frank Van Holen, Delphine West, and Johan Vanderfaeillie - Developmental Child Welfare,

This study examines secondary traumatic stress (STS), burnout and compassion satisfaction (CS) in Flemish foster care workers (FCW) during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Montserrat Fargas-Malet and Dominic McSherry - Journal of Family Issues,

In this article, the authors describe young people’s emotional responses to birth family, and highlight implications for theory, research, and practice.

Natalie Glynn - Children and Youth Services Review,

This paper presents a potentially fruitful theoretical framework for examining the transition out of state care.

Trevor Spratt, Lorraine Swords, Dovile Vilda - The British Journal of Social Work,

This article reports on the use of a suite of validated instruments to measure the impact of services on children and their parents in receipt of services provided by an Irish Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) across their seven family centres.

Ann Buchanan - Brothers and Sisters,

This chapter will record the views of a small sample of elders (now in their 70s, 80s and 90s), who grew up in Barnardo’s facilities in the UK, on being separated from their siblings and how they re-connected with their brothers and sisters in old age.

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman,

In this report, the UK Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman is highlighting the experiences of children in the care system – and the difficulties they face when councils get things wrong.

Hannah Richardson - BBC News,

A recent watchdog report - which looks at the journey of children coming into care in the UK, creating stability, contact arrangements and eventually leaving care - has revealed "heart-breaking decisions about children in care," says this article from BBC News.