Young People and the Care Experience
Research, Policy and Practice
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Examining the challenges faced by children on their journey from initially entering care to living independently after care, the book places these issues in a global context. Specifically, it discusses
how to support children and young people at home
an analysis of the history and demographics of children placed in care
the challenges faced by children living in foster care
the challenges faced by children living in a children's home.
the challenges faced by children being adopted leaving care
The book will be of interest to all those working with children in care, or those who have experience of the care system as a professional, carer or young person. It will also be of interest to researchers and students of developmental and social psychology, social work, and also to policy makers.
Introduction 1. Supporting children and young people at home. 2. Who is in care and where do they live? 3. Living in Foster Care 4. Living in a children's home. 5. Being adopted.6. Leaving care.7. Being in care - a global experience. 8. Promoting positive outcomes for children and young people in care.9. What future for looked after children and young people?
Nick Frost is Professor of Social Work (Children, childhood and families), at the Faculty of Health, Leeds Metropolitan University. He has researched in the fields of child welfare, family support, children in care and integrated working. Nick worked in local authority social work for 15 years before commencing his academic career.