Sustaining a 'Partnership' between Foster Carers and Social Workers. Navigating the Current Landscape of Fostering in Ireland

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Title: Sustaining a 'Partnership' between Foster Carers and Social Workers. Navigating the Current Landscape of Fostering in Ireland
Authors: O'Brien, Valerie
Hope, Karen
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/7197
Date: 25-Oct-2015
Abstract: The experience and lives of children in foster care are shaped and determined by many different people. The roles of two of the most significant parties, social workers and foster carers are closely aligned can veer from collaboration to conflict within an ever changing fostering system. What are the strengths and areas of conflict within this relationship? This paper presents preliminary findings from the pilot stage of a research study which aims to explore these issues. 
Type of material: Conference Publication
Copyright (published version): 2015 the authors
Keywords: Foster careIrelandSocial workersFoster carers
Other versions: http://www.ifca.ie/index.php/event/ifca-national-conference/
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Conference Details: Fostering Well-Being: Together We Can Make a Difference, Letterkenny, Donegal, Ireland, 23 - 25 October, 2015
Appears in Collections:Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice Research Collection

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