Relative foster care : an untapped placement alternative for children in the care system? A discussion of the central issues

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dc.contributor.author O'Brien, Valerie
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-26T13:28:25Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-26T13:28:25Z
dc.date.issued 1996
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Child Centred Practice en
dc.identifier.issn 0791-976X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3049
dc.description.abstract Relative foster care (kinship care) offers a placement option in addition to residential and foster care, for children in need of alternative care. Historically, care by members of the extended family was viewed predominantly as an informal care arrangement within families, and in the main was not interfered with or financed by the state. Relative foster care could offer a more “child centred” option for many children unable to live with their own birth parents, as they would face less disruption through a move within their family networks. Recent years have seen a growing trend towards use of this option for children in care. The central issues for the participants involved in relative foster care are identified and discussed. Discussions needs to continue if this care option is to be utilised and developed to its optimum into the future. en
dc.description.sponsorship Not applicable en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children en
dc.subject Kinship Care en
dc.subject Ireland en
dc.subject.lcsh Kinship care--Ireland en
dc.subject.lcsh Child welfare--Ireland en
dc.title Relative foster care : an untapped placement alternative for children in the care system? A discussion of the central issues en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 3 en
dc.identifier.issue 1 en
dc.identifier.startpage 7 en
dc.identifier.endpage 22 en
dc.neeo.contributor O'Brien|Valerie|aut| en


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