Catalogue by keywords / Out of maze: permanency planning in a postmodern world

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ISS/IRC Code TOOL-ADOPT UK-069
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Title Out of maze: permanency planning in a postmodern world
Author COOPER Andrew
Generic unit Journal of Social Work Practice

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Date published/issue 11-00-1999
Date received 00-00-0000
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Publisher Carfax Publishing http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/carfax/02650533.html
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Page pp.1
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ISBN ISSN 0265-0533
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Country concerned
Index Family-origin
Foster-care
Child-opinion
Adoption
Child-interest
Free text Examines the complexity of planning for children who are 'looked after' by a Local Authority; concludes by identifying factors that facilitate the conditions in which social workers can effectively attend to difficult cases over an extended period of time, and presents lessons for practitioners and policy makers. Based on research into a Looked after Children (LAC) project carried out in an inner city and an analysis of the factors affecting planning for children who are 'looked after'. Supported by a description of therapeutic work with one particular child, the analysis highlights the inadequacy of attempts to resolve such complex situations by policy prescriptions. Emphasising the inability of any single principle, purpose or institution to control the circumstances of these young people, the article makes use of the links between 'time', 'conflict' and 'reflexivity'. The picture that emerges is closer to a 'post-modern' analysis than that of traditional policy prescription and implementation.

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