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The Pursuit of Permanence

The Pursuit of Permanence

A Study of the English Child Care System

by Claire BakerIan Sinclair Jenny Lee and others
Paperback
Publication Date: 15/12/2007
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Children in public care complain that they have too many placements. Professionals agree but little is known about the reasons for this instability or how it affects different groups of children. The Pursuit of Permanence explores this core issue for children's services.

Based on the largest study of the English care system in recent years, the book examines the children (what they need and what they want), their movements into, out of and within the care system, the nature and quality of their placements and the outcomes (whether the children are settled or happy). It analyses the reasons for movements and outcomes in different groups of children, and the relative impacts of the departments, social work teams and placements. It concludes with suggestions about how the care system should work, what it should offer and how it should be managed and inspected.

This detailed, innovative and comprehensive study is essential reading for all professionals and academics involved with fostering, leaving care, adoption and children's services, as well as policy makers and students on social work courses.
ISBN:
9781843105954
9781843105954
Category:
Social work
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
15-12-2007
Language:
English
Publisher:
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
320
Dimensions (mm):
233x158x20mm
Weight:
0.48kg
Claire Baker

Claire Baker is an Australian women's coach based in London. Focusing on the intersection of life coaching and menstrual cycle awareness, Claire facilitates 1:1 sessions, educational online courses and inspiring workshops and retreats.

Known for her playful honesty and ability to 'make periods fun', Claire teaches women how to sync their lives with their menstrual cycle, believing that this approach is the 'missing key' in women's wellbeing. Her work empowers women to embrace their natural rhythm, claim their self-authority and transform their creative, emotional, sexual, and spiritual self.

Jenny Lee

Jenny Lee is a writer and producer who has worked on the shows Young & Hungry, Ground Floor, and the Disney Channel's number-one-rated kids' show, Shake It Up, and is currently working with Lena Waithe on her new show as a co-executive producer and writer.

Jenny is the author of four humor essay collections and two middle-grade novels. She lives in Los Angeles.

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