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Supporting adoption: reframing the approach

Lowe, Nigel Vaughan, Murch, Mervyn, Borkowski, Margaret, Weaver, Anna, Beckford, Verna and Thomas, Caroline 1999. Supporting adoption: reframing the approach. London: British Agencies for Adoption and Fostering.

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Abstract

Directed by Professors Lowe and Murch at Cardiff Law School, this landmark research is concerned with the adoption of older children looked after by local authorities. It presents a critical review of the support available from diverse sources including educational, social work, legal, health and psychological services as well as that from informal networks and previous carers, to older children and their families as the former make the transition from being looked after by the local authority to a new life with adoptive parents. Supporting Adoption offers the most comprehensive review of adption services in England and Wales in this decade and the picture that emerges is of a highly variable adoption practice. The authors also consider how best to ensure a much higher overall standard of adoption agency practice and propose recommendations and outline measures which would help refurbish the system. This is a Summary of the report based on the research.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Authored Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Law
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Publisher: British Agencies for Adoption and Fostering
ISBN: 9781873868737
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2019 02:31
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/60052

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