Keeping Them in the Family: Outcomes for Children Placed in Kinship Care through Care Proceedings

Kirton, Derek (2008) Keeping Them in the Family: Outcomes for Children Placed in Kinship Care through Care Proceedings. Review of: Keeping Them in the Family: Outcomes for Children Placed in Kinship Care through Care Proceedings by Hunt, Joan and Waterhouse, Suzette and Lutman, Eleanor. British Journal of Social Work, 38 (8). pp. 1659-1660. ISSN 0045-3102. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Under-researched, patchily utilised, poorly resourced and policy light’ is the description applied to kinship care as an opening gambit in one of the above books, which together attempt to address these and other issues relating to care by family and friends. Both books derive from studies funded under the Quality Protects initiative, although, in hindsight, this might appear somewhat strange, given their many areas of overlap and methodological similarities. The policy backdrop to these studies is that, despite kinship care's identification in the 1989 Children Act as the ‘preferred alternative’ to care by parents and its ‘success’ as found in research, its use remains relatively limited. In this regard, social workers have often been criticized as being insufficiently proactive in seeking help from extended family members, while, for placements, once made, their organizations have been charged with inadequate support. Relevant search in the UK had been limited and generally small-scale and it …

Item Type: Review
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Social Policy
Depositing User: Jane Griffiths
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2009 14:30
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2014 15:41
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/15745 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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