Beyond contact? Policy approaches to work with families of looked after children in four European countries

Boddy, Janet, Statham, June, Danielsen, Inge, Geurts, Esther, Join-Lambert, Helene and Severine, Euillet (2014) Beyond contact? Policy approaches to work with families of looked after children in four European countries. Children and Society, 28 (2). pp. 152-161. ISSN 1099-0860

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Abstract

In England, placement within the looked after system is not viewed as a desirable long-term solution for most children, and policy has prioritised continued contact with parents, and swift return home, wherever possible. This review examines policy approaches to work with families of looked after children in England and in three other European countries: Denmark, France and the Netherlands, aiming to identify areas for shared learning in relation to this challenging area of policy and practice. The research highlights relationships between care populations and policy understandings of the purpose of work with families, including understandings of children's and/or parents’ rights.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Education
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HQ The Family. Marriage. Women > HQ0503 The Family. Marriage. Home > HQ0767.8 Children. Child development Including child rearing, child life, play, socialisation, children's rights
Depositing User: Pascale Fanning-Tichborne
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2014 08:32
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2014 08:32
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/49120
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