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ISS/IRC Code TOOL-ADOPT UK-062
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Title Testing the limits of foster care: Fostering as an alternative to secure accommodation
Author WALKER Moira
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General information
Date published/issue 00-00-2002
Date received 00-00-0000
Place published
Editor
Publisher British Association for Adoption and Fostering, Skyline House, 200 Union Street, London SE1 0LX, Uni
Distributor
Page 239
Price
ISBN 1 903699 18 5
Type of material Book
Language of document

Document information
Document description Evaluation
Pilot-Practice
Country concerned
Index Foster-care
Risk-factors
Abuse
Child-interest
Adopt-fam-post-adopt-sup
Respite-care
Free text Report on an innovative scheme: Community Alternative Placement Scheme (CAPS) set up by NCH Action for Children as an alternative to secure care for young people with severe difficulties, and in response to a Scottish Office report pointing out the need for such a service. In evaluating the outcomes of this experiment over a number of years, the authors discuss different aspects of placements and come up with a generally positive view, while emphasizing the importance of support systems and communication established.

Document qualification
Degree of interest Valuable
Work area Psychology
Social work -->
Potential users
Other potential users Adopt-Agency
Adopt-Parents
Children