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Caring for Abused and Neglected Children

Caring for Abused and Neglected Children

Making the Right Decisions for Reunification or Long-Term Care

by Nicola FarrellyNina Biehal Jim Wade and others

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 15/08/2011

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The decision whether or not to reunify a child in care with their birth family is one of the most serious taken by children's services, and often involves considerable risk.

This book examines the long-term consequences of this decision for children who entered public care for abuse or neglect. It compares the experiences and progress of children who remained in care or returned to their birth families up to four years after the decision was taken. It covers how the decision is made, the factors taken into account when making it and provides important suggestions for effective decision-making. It compares the progress made by the children in relation to their safety, stability and emotional well-being. The book demonstrates that, contrary to common belief, long-term care can be a positive option for maltreated children.

This book provides important messages for reunification policy and practice in relation to maltreated children. It will be essential reading for social work practitioners, researchers and policy makers.
ISBN:
9781849052078
9781849052078
Category:
Child welfare
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
15-08-2011
Language:
English
Publisher:
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
224
Dimensions (mm):
228x156x15mm
Weight:
0.34kg

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