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Research reviews of the contact arrangements for children in care have highlighted gaps in evidence. Using data from 9,316 looked after children in England and Wales aged four to 18 years, the analysis aimed to gain an understanding of children’s views of their contact arrangements. Data came...
This article presents a synthesis of two PhD studies of Support Family Intervention (SFI) in Finland. This is a service in which volunteer families provide support and respite care to children and parents who are coping with a range of psycho-social challenges by looking after the children for...
BUSS® (Building Underdeveloped Sensorimotor Systems) is an innovative treatment model for children who have experienced developmental trauma. It is based on an understanding that just as a baby needs responsive, attuned and empathic relationships to grow and develop psychologically, attention...
This service evaluation explored foster carers’ experiences of remotely accessing the children in care consultation model during the Covid-19 pandemic. The service evaluation utilised the Kirkpatrick evaluation model to collect data at four levels (reaction, learning, behaviour and results) and...
Practising self-care is vital for foster carers to cope with the stresses of the caring role, provide the best care possible and continue in their task. This current study contributes to emerging research on the self-care practices of foster carers in Australia and worldwide. It used an...
This article explores the motivations and decision-making processes of parents who adopt older children from the UK care system. It draws on interview data from parents from 14 adoptive families to consider what influenced their decision to adopt an older child. Data were analysed thematically,...
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