Adoption as Part of the Irish Care System: A New Challenge for Social Work

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Title: Adoption as Part of the Irish Care System: A New Challenge for Social Work
Authors: O'Brien, Valerie
Palmer, Angela
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Date: 1-Mar-2016
Online since: 2019-04-16T08:50:34Z
Abstract: Placing adoption as an adjunct to the care system will have many implications for current service delivery and especially for social work practice. Not only is it likely to change the nature of care planning, foster and adoptive parent assessment and social work involvement in judicial processes, but it also has implications for the profession’s relationship with adoption. This seismic shift requires keen deliberation at a policy and practice level if best outcomes for some of the most vulnerable children in Irish society are to be realized. The debate needs to include those individuals affected by and responsible for legislative change, policy formation and best practice and its implementation (O’Brien and Palmer, 2015). This paper sets out to explore a number of the issues involved.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Irish Association of Social Workers
Journal: Irish Social Worker
Volume: 1
Issue: Spring
Start page: 52
End page: 58
Keywords: AdoptionCare systemIrelandChild protection
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice Research Collection

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