pdf A word in your ear: A study of foster carers' attitudes to recommending fostering to others, John Sheldon, 2002

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CCIP 02 ABSTRACT A word in your ear A study of foster carers attitudes JAN 02.pdf

default Adoption and Long-Term Fostering: Themes from Research, Sean Mulligan, April 2003

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CCIP 03 ABSTRACT Adoption and Long-Term Fostering Themes from Research APR 03.pdf

This abstract of a paper published in Child Care in Practice Volume 9.2 (April 2003) explores the current literature on adoption and long-term foster care.

pdf ADOPTION | Support for foster carers moving to adoption, Sheilagh O'Neill, 2001

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CCIP 01 ABSTRACT Support for foster carers moving to adoption OCT 01.pdf

pdf Aspirations: The views of foster children and their carers full research report, TACT, 2008

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TACT 08 Aspirations The views of foster children and their carers Full research report.pdf

This research was conducted by Bob Broad on behalf of TACT (The Adolescent and Children's Trust).
 

 

default Aspirations: The views of foster children and their carers Summary research report, TACT, 2008

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TACT 08 Aspirations The views of foster children and their carers Summary research report.pdf

This research was conducted by Bob Broad on behalf of TACT (The Adolescent and Children's Trust). 

pdf ATTACHMENT | Attachment style of foster carers and caregiving role performance, Dr Marie L Caltabiano et al, 2007

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CCIP 07 ABSTRACT Attachment style of foster carers APR 07.pdf

default Being fostered, Children's Rights Director, June 2005

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CRD 05 Being fostered JUN 05.pdf

This report sets out the results of a major national survey carried out by the Office of the Children’s Director during 2004 to find out children’s and parents’ views about foster care. Both foster carers and birth parents views were sought.

pdf Call for action: Building a brighter future for children in care, TACT, 2015

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TACT 15 Call for action 2015.pdf

This document outlines what TACT believes should be the priorities for the incoming government related to children in care. It gives an outline of the main issues in each area, explains the impact and identifies the key actions. The areas covered are: A stronger focus on the needs of adolescents entering the care system; Investment into and effective implementation of Staying Put; Improvement of educational outcomes for looked after children; Improving access to mental health services for looked after children, adopted children and care leavers; Prioritisation and effective measurement of wellbeing for looked after children; Access to adoption support at an earlier stage in the process; Changing Special Guardianship Order processes so they are used only when appropriate and allow for effective support.

document CARERS' VIEWS | CUTS the view from foster carers: The impact of austerity measures on fostered children and the families that care for them ABSTRACT, The Fostering Network, April 2016

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FN 16 Cuts the view from foster carers ABSTRACT APR 16.docx

This abstract provides details of a survey which highlights the negative impact of local authority budget cuts in a number of areas, including practical and financial support for foster carers, children’s access to their social workers and other services, especially mental health services.

pdf CARERS' VIEWS | Long term foster care in England, Wales and Northern Ireland: Views from members of the Fostering Network, Madeleine Tearse, April 2014

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FN 14 Long term foster care ABSTRACT APR 14.pdf

This abstract provides details of a survey of foster carers which revealed support for managing long-term foster care placements differs from other fostering placements. The report argues that long-term foster care should be regarded as the permanence option of choice for most children in care who cannot return to their birth family or live with wider family and friends.

document CARERS' VIEWS | State of the Nation's Foster Care: What foster carers think and feel about fostering ABSTRACT, The Fostering Network, 2014

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FN 14 State of the Nation's Foster Care ABSTRACT 2014.docx

This abstract details a report which provides the views of over 1000 foster carers on what they think and feel about fostering.

document CARERS' VIEWS | State of the Nations Foster Care 2016: What foster carers think and feel about fostering ABSTRACT, The Fostering Network, January 2017

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FN 17 State of the Nations Foster Care 2016 ABSTRACT.docx

This abstract provides details of The Fostering Network's biannual survey on the views of foster carers.

default Chance to Stay ABSTRACT, Action for Children & Fostering Network Wales, 2013

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A4C FN 13 Chance to Stay ABSTRACT 2013.pdf

This abstract details a report which outlines why young people in Wales should have the chance to stay in foster care until 21.

pdf Comparing fostering in Scotland and Norway with an emphasis on the use of private actors, Ingvlid Sigstad Begg, April 2011

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CCIP 11 ABSTRACT Comparing fostering in Scotland and Norway APR 11.pdf

pdf DELEGATED AUTHORITY | Supporting placement planning: A handbook on delegated authority ABSTRACT, Fostering Network, 2014

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FN 14 Delegated authority handbook ABSTRACT 2014.pdf

This abstract provides details of a handbook for social workers, supervising social workers and foster carers, produced by the Delegated Authority Project managed by the Fostering Network.

pdf DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY | Delegation of authority to carers: Young People's guide, Department for Education, April 2014

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DfE 14 Delegation of authority to carers YP guide APR 14.pdf

A quick guide to explain what delegated authority means for young people living in foster care and residential homes in England.

pdf EVALUATION | Investigating the effectiveness of the Incredible Years Basic Parenting Programme for foster carers in Northern Ireland, Benny McDaniel et al, January 2011

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CCIP 11 ABSTRACT Investigating the effectiveness of the Incredible Years JAN 11.pdf

pdf EVALUATION | Supporting long-term foster care placements in the independent sector: Research report, Department for Education, October 2016

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DfE 16 Supporting LT foster care placements OCT 16.pdf

The aims of this evaluation were to examine the process of implementation and the impact of delegated statutory duties and wrap-around services on young people, carers and professional staff in the innovation project and to explore the perspectives of the relevant local authority professionals.

pdf Exploring the personal constructs of looked after children and their foster carers: A qualitative study THESIS, Emily Cooper, August 2011

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UoH 11 Exploring the personal constructs THESIS E Cooper Aug 11.pdf

This study highlighted a shared sense of fragmentation across participants’ accounts, with both looked after children and their carers reporting a sense of inauthenticity in the way they negotiated their interpersonal relationships. Differences in the way in which ‘family’ was perceived was also highlighted, with young people expressing a sense of ambivalence regarding their desire to be integrated into their foster family, whilst also retaining a connection to their birth family.

document Foster Care: A National Consultation with Foster Carers & Social Workers 2015 - 2016 ABSTRACT, Irish Foster Care Association and Tusla, June 2017

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IFCA 17 Foster Care ABSTRACT JUN 17.docx

This report lays out over 38 key thematic findings and suggestions for change, including a need for clarity of policy, increasing the number of social workers and foster carers, improving training and leadership development, and using technology to better enable work and information sharing.