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Effective practice with looked after children

Author: Robin Sen
Publisher: London : Palgrave, 2018. ©2018
Series: Practical social work.
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Since the key developments that policy and research have undergone over the course of the past years, meeting the specific needs of looked after children is a priority for modern social work policy and practice. This comprehensive text combines an accessible overview of statutory policy and legislation with analysis of core theories and interventions to provide a guide for effective practice with children in all  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Sen
ISBN: 9781137269805 1137269804
OCLC Number: 1014422179
Description: xiii, 216 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Looked After Children Contexts and Pathways --
Introduction --
Guiding legal principles in respect of looked after children --
Children who are not `looked after' but with potentially similar needs --
How many children are in care? --
Children's rights and participation --
Are there too many or too few children in care? --
`Outcomes' for looked after children --
2. Assessment and Looked After Children --
Assessment and professional judgement --
Assessment contexts relating to looked after children --
Theoretical influences on the assessment of children's needs and views --
Bringing the threads together --
3. Direct Work, Therapeutic Work and Indirect Work --
Direct and therapeutic work --
Social worker-child relationships --
Direct work with birth family members --
Indirect work --
The evidence base for direct and therapeutic work --
Consent for treatment --
Types of therapeutic intervention and direct work with looked after children. Note continued: 4. Pathways After Entering Care --
Placement options on first entering care --
Planning for longer-term care --
Longer-term placement options and `permanence' --
Considering outcomes in longer-term placements --
5. Reunification, Contact and Family and Friends Relationships --
Reunification --
Contact --
6. Foster Care and Kinship Care --
Foster care in context --
Types of foster care --
Kinship care --
Recruiting and assessing foster carers --
Good foster caring --
Meeting children's wishes and needs in foster care --
Supporting foster carers --
Supporting kinship carers --
SGOs and CAOs as alternatives to long-term fostering --
7. Adoption --
Adoption in context --
Policy initiatives to increase adoption --
How many children are adopted today? --
Controversies over the promotion and use of adoption --
Assessing and matching prospective adopters --
Supporting adopters --
Adopted children's views --
Adoption by LGBT parents --
The adoption of BME children. Note continued: Disabled children and adoption --
Birth parents' experiences of adoption --
8. Residential Care --
Residential child care in context --
Types of residential child care --
The legacy of inquiries into abuse in residential child care --
What place does the residential child care sector have in the twenty-first century? --
Effective practice in residential work --
Young people's views of residential care --
Young people in residential care and offending --
Supporting the residential workforce --
Ethnicity and gender in residential care --
Young people with a disability in residential child care provision --
9. Education and Health --
Key roles in looked after children's education and health --
The evidence on educational attainment, mental and physical health --
Explanations of the poorer educational attainment and health of looked after children --
Support --
10. Leaving Care --
The developing legislative context for leaving care. Note continued: Care leavers' eligibility for entitlement --
Pathways for young people leaving care --
Leaving care support --
Housing and homelessness --
Education, training and unemployment --
Young parenthood.
Series Title: Practical social work.
Responsibility: Robin Sen.

Abstract:

Since the key developments that policy and research have undergone over the course of the past years, meeting the specific needs of looked after children is a priority for modern social work policy and practice. This comprehensive text combines an accessible overview of statutory policy and legislation with analysis of core theories and interventions to provide a guide for effective practice with children in all care settings by covering legislation as well as research-based analysis of the key interventions and practice methods in the field.

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