Lost and Found: Making and Remaking Working Partnerships with Parents of Children in the Care SystemHardback
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- Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Limited
- Format: Hardback | 232 pages
- Dimensions: 159mm x 221mm x 25mm | 499g
- Publication date: 13 August 1999
- Publication City/Country: Aldershot
- ISBN 10: 1857424034
- ISBN 13: 9781857424034
- Illustrations note: bibliography, index
This text presents a collection of essays focused on the theme of partnership with parents in social work practice with children and families. Partnership with parents has become an integral part of social work with children and families living together or apart. Inevitably, it concerns many other people involved in the care of children and providing advice to the individuals. As a way of working, partnership permeates all aspects of relationships with parents and children, including those providing care in place of parents. Consequently, the issues discussed in this book are of relevance to all those working directly or indirectly with children, parents and other relatives, amongst these are social workers, family placement workers, carers and residential workers, team managers and policy makers in local authority social services departments, guardians and so on.
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Table of contents
Recreation and promotion of partnership through action research; legal issues - partnership with parents and children's rights; working partnership with parents of children being looked after - issues of theory, research and practice; young people, being in care and identity; partnership with parents of children in foster care or residential care; rebuilding partnerships with parents of looked-after children; partnership and leaving care; the experience of making contact with birth parents in adoption; partnership and contact - issues of management; searching for lost parents.