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Foster carers : why they stay and why they leave

Author: Ian Sinclair; Ian Gibbs; Kate Wilson
Publisher: London ; New York : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2004.
Series: Supporting parents.
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Foster care, which can include both long- and short-term placements, is the most common way in which local authorities look after other people's children. Examining the problems and the positive experiences of those providing care, Foster Carers is essential reading for social work professionals, academics and foster carers themselves. Through questionnaire responses from over a thousand foster carers across seven  Read more...
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Sinclair, Ian, 1938-
Foster carers.
London ; New York : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2004
(DLC) 2004001077
(OCoLC)54103786
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Sinclair; Ian Gibbs; Kate Wilson
ISBN: 1423710525 9781423710523 9781843101727 1843101726 1846420660 9781846420665
OCLC Number: 60745706
Description: 1 online resource (192 pages).
Contents: Background and introduction --
Who are the carers? --
Kinds of fostering --
Strains and satisfactions --
Who finds it easiest to foster --
Stressful "events" for foster carers --
Informal and formal support --
Continuing and ceasing to foster --
Explaining outcomes : putting the variables together --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Supporting parents.
Responsibility: Ian Sinclair, Ian Gibbs, and Kate Wilson.
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