Catalogue by countries / Care or Control? Foster care for young people on remand

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ISS/IRC Code TOOL-ADOPT UK -077
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Title Care or Control? Foster care for young people on remand
Author LISCOMBE, Jo
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Date published/issue 00-00-2006
Date received 00-00-0000
Place published UNITED KINGDOM
Editor
Publisher BAAF (British Association for Adoption and Fostering) 6-10 Kirby Street, London EC1N 8TS, UK; (www.baaf.org.uk)
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Page 260
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ISBN 1-905664-06-0
Type of material Book
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Document description Commentaries
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Country concerned UNITED KINGDOM
Index Foster-care
Child-rights
Practice
Child-status
Child-care
Sexual-education
Custody
Placement
Child-interest
Free text In this book the authors explores the use of foster care as an alternative to custodial and residential accomodation for young people on remand. According to her she challenges negative public and political attitudes towards young people and the impact of these beliefs on criminal justice policy. The study is based on detailed interviews with young people who have been remanded to foster care, remand foster carers and lay youth court magistrates. The authors considers the processes whereby young people become involved in offending, how this can be exacerbated by involvement with the penal system and how community interventions like remand foster care can have a positive impact on a young person.

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Degree of interest Of interest
Work area Miscellaneous
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