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ISS/IRC Code TOOL-ADOPT UK-074
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Title Fostering Now: Messages from Research
Author SINCLAIR Ian
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Date published/issue 00-00-2005
Date received 00-00-0000
Place published UNITED KINGDOM
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Publisher Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 116 Pentoville Road, London N1 9JB, UK -or- 400 Market Street, Suite 400, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA (www.jkp.com)
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Page 174
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ISBN 1-84310-362-1
Type of material Book
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Document description Report
Country concerned UNITED KINGDOM
Index Foster-care
Foster-care-dom
Education-child-needs
Placement
Fam-origin-contact
Foster-care-long-term
Free text This book provides an overview of 16 research projects realized in United Kingdom since 1998 and mainly commissioned by the Department of Health, whose continuing responsibilities for the research have been taken over by the Department for Education and Skill. Drawing on the varied experiences and views of foster children, social workers, foster carers and parents, this book looks at how placement outcomes are influenced by factors such as foster carers' parenting styles, contact with the child's own parents, and the child's gender, ethnicity, age and physical and emotional health. It explores questions such as: What are the consequences of fostering for children, their carers and their birth families? What are the best ways of recruiting, retaining and supporting foster carers? What are the most important elements of a successful placement? Can foster care offer a permanent alternative to care at home?

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Degree of interest Of interest
Work area Psychology
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