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Promoting stability and continuity of care for looked after children: a survey and critical review

Holland, Sally ORCID:, Faulkner, Alex and Perez-del-Aguila, Violeta Rossana 2005. Promoting stability and continuity of care for looked after children: a survey and critical review. Child & Family Social Work 10 (1) , pp. 29-41. 10.1111/j.1365-2206.2004.00339.x

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This paper reports on a two-pronged research study: a critical review of reported research concerning continuity and stability for children looked after away from home, and a telephone survey of UK managers responsible for looked after children. The review found limited research in this specific field that met the criteria of the critical review, but reports some evidence in favour of sibling co-placement, kinship care, parental participation, professional foster care and individualized, multidimensional support. The survey revealed a culture of innovation in this field in the UK voluntary and statutory sectors, but with little evaluation of the independent effects of new interventions. The paper places the research in the context of current policy initiatives in the UK and discusses the implications of the findings for research and practice.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Uncontrolled Keywords: continuity; critical review; evaluation; looked after children; stability
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN: 1356-7500
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2022 09:25

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