Commissioned by Alia, the following analysis of current research assesses the outcomes forchildren and connections to their families, avoiding family separation in child welfare practice: Continuing this edition’s theme of Family Work, this study looks at the unseen costs of foster care. Link to Full Study Link to Research Brief
“Life-changing” year for first placements on pioneering Essex County Council Therapeutic Fostering Scheme Families across Essex are celebrating the anniversary of their first placements under Essex County Council’s Therapeutic Fostering scheme, which launched in 2016. Therapeutic foster carers work as part of a team of professionals to support children who have previously suffered from trauma or neglect, by providing long-term placements within their own homes. Alison, … Read more
Review by David Lane: The book has a strapline Fun ways to help your child develop in the first five years, and that it exactly what the book is about. Other than the Introduction and Final Words, Dr Gummer takes parents through eight stages of development from birth to starting school. In each stage she … Read more
Should settled children be uprooted to meet parents’ wishes?
Draft National Minimum Standards are unrealistic and do not reflect practice.
Same scene, but Sally’s View
The Sycamore Services system for fostering children in residential care
Listening is the start to overcoming disadvantage.
A job for professionals – and there are vacancies.
Finding enough foster carers is a real challenge for UK fostering agencies, yet Pathway Care, one of the nation’s leading independent agencies, continues to grow despite the countrywide shortage. Latest statistics from the Fostering Network estimates a short-fall of some 10,000 foster carers in the UK. So how do we at Pathway do it? By … Read more
The danger of dogma in meeting individual needs
Healing processes can help people to adjust.