How Does Foster Care Work?: International Evidence on Outcomes

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

How Does Foster Care Work? is an international collection of empirical studies on the outcomes of children in foster care. Drawing on research and perspectives from leading international figures in children's services across the developed world, the book provides an evidence base for programme planning, policy and practice.

This volume establishes a platform for comparison of international systems, trends and outcomes in foster care today. Each contributor provides a commentary on one other chapter to highlight the global significance of issues affecting children and young people in care. Each chapter offers new ideas about how foster care could be financed, delivered or studied in order to become more effective.

This book is important reading for anyone involved in delivering child welfare services, such as administrators, practitioners, researchers, policy makers, children's advocates, academics and students.

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About the author

Robbie Gilligan is Professor of Social Work and Social Policy at Trinity College Dublin and associate director of the Children's Research Centre. He has written extensively on child care and foster care.

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Publisher
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Published on
Jan 15, 2011
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Pages
320
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ISBN
9780857003898
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Language
English
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Genres
Family & Relationships / Adoption & Fostering
Political Science / Public Policy / Social Services & Welfare
Social Science / Social Work
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