Dorota Iwaniec

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The Child's Journey Through Care: Placement Stability, Care Planning, and Achieving Permanency

 

Editor: Dorota Iwaniec

The Child's Journey Through Care discusses in full:

  • the emotional and behavioural problems of looked-after children and elaborates on care-planning and helping strategies;
  • children's rights whilst in State care and their participation in decision-making about their future, including preparation for appearances in court;
  • the importance and ways of building new attachments and relationships with substitute carers, with emphases on resilience and children's strengths;
  • pitfalls and successes when seeking permanency of care and emotional stability.

The book also includes considerations of the European Convention of Human Rights (1998) and describes many of the dilemmas arising in meeting the rights of children and parents, without jeopardising the welfare of either. The importance of openness, consideration, and straightforward dealings with parents is given due emphasis, especially where preparations for taking cases to court are involved.

The Child's Journey Through Care will be a valuable source of information for field and residential workers, social work supervisors, resource managers, policy makers, and those working in the legal profession.


Reviews

“Unsurprisingly, I shall recommend The Child’s Journey Through Care to my colleagues and continue to refer to it in my own work. It is worth reading and, if you’ve only got time for one book about care, this could be it.” (Hilton Dawson, chief executive of Shaftesbury Young People. Children Now, April 2007)

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Publised by: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  304 pages
Published: January 2006
  Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-470-01138-6
Price: £28.50 / €38.50
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  Hardcover
ISBN: 978-0-470-01137-9
Price: £73.99 / €99.90
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Chapters

List of Illustrations.

About the Contributors.

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

Part I: The Need for a Good Start in Life – Attachment, Bonding, and Children’s Rights.

1. Introduction: An Overview of Children in Public Care (Dorota Iwaniec).

2. Ordinary Children in Extraordinary Circumstances (Jane Aldgate).

3. The Importance of Developing Emotional Bonds Between Parents and Children (Emma Larkin).

4. Children in Alternative Care: Are Their Rights Being Met?(Rosemary Kilpatrick).

Part II: Pathways to Permanency.

5. Outcomes of Long-Term Foster-Care: Young People’s Views(Colette McAuley).

6. Kinship Care as a Route to Permanent Placement (Una Lernihan and Greg Kelly).

7. Exploring Regional Trends in Pathways to Permanency (Dominic McSherry and Emma Larkin).

Part III: Residential and Mixed Care.

8. Developments in Residential Care in Northern Ireland (Dominic McSherry and Emma Larkin).

9. The Mental-Health Needs of Looked-After Children (Tom Teggart).

10. Changing Lives or Just Changing Location? Planning for Adolescents in Substitute Care (Helga Sneddon).

11. Making Use of Positive Psychology in Residential Child Care (Stan Houston).

Part IV: Court and Family Support Pathways to Substitute Care.

12. Pathways to Permanence: Accommodation, Compulsion and Permanence under the Children (NI) Order (1995) (Theresa Donaldson).

13. Care-Planning in Care Proceedings: A Case-Study Perspective on Achieving Permanency (Dominic McSherry).

14. The Participation of ‘Looked-after’ Children in Public Law Proceedings (Karen Winter).

Part V: Messages from Research.

15. Messages from Research (Dorota Iwaniec and Helga Sneddon).

Concluding Remarks.

References.

Index.

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The Emotionally Abused and Neglected Child: Identification, Assessment and Intervention: A Practice Handbook, 2nd Edition The Emotionally Abused and Neglected Child: Identification, Assessment and Intervention: A Practice Handbook, 2nd Edition

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