Contributions from an Irish Study: Understanding and Managing Relative Care

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Title: Contributions from an Irish Study: Understanding and Managing Relative Care
Authors: O'Brien, Valerie
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/9968
Date: 1-Aug-2001
Online since: 2019-04-16T08:32:53Z
Abstract: This chapter is drawn from a PhD research study conducted in Ireland between 1993-97 (O'Brien, 1997) and further developments arising in the field since that date. The study is the only one of its type conducted to date in Ireland and has contributed significantly to an understanding of this care option for children, This chapter is divided into two sections. Section one outlines the aims of the study, the development of relative care in Ireland and key findings in relation to the children's and relative' biographical details, and the care career of the children. Section two describes and traces the processes involved at the decision-making, assessment and post-assessment stages. The chapter concludes with a discussion of the implications for practice and puts forward a model that may assist future practices.
Type of material: Book Chapter
Publisher: Russell House
Keywords: Relative careFoster careAssessment, support and accessIreland
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: Broad, B. (eds.). Kinship Care: The placement choice for children and young people
ISBN: 978-1898924968
Appears in Collections:Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice Research Collection

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