Relative foster care : practice implications arising from the 1995 Relative and Foster Care Regulations

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Title: Relative foster care : practice implications arising from the 1995 Relative and Foster Care Regulations
Authors: O'Brien, Valerie
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3054
Date: 1997
Abstract: This paper examines the history that led to two separate sets of kinship and foster care regulations, the difference and similarity between the regulations, and the implications arising out of the changed framework for kinship placements. It focusses particularly on the practice implications arising from emergency placement of children with relatives, and the process of conducting assessments when the child is already placed in the home. The article is drawn from the author’s PhD research study, which examines the evolution of relative care networks / placements, and the characteristics of the families and children involved in relative care in the Eastern Health Board.
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Irish Association of Social Workers
Keywords: Foster care;Kinship care;Relative care;Regulations and policy
Subject LCSH: Kinship care--Government policy--Ireland
Child welfare--Government policy--Ireland
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice Research Collection

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