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Leaving Care free pdf This authoritative study investigates the experiences of young people as they move on from care towards independent living. Highlighting the successes and failures of care services for young people, Leaving Care identifies the specific factors that hinder successful transition from care and the types of support that help to promote positive life choices. Analysing current policy and the findings of past research, the authors focus on case studies of three local authorities to demonstrate how support for young people leaving care works in practice. They address the impact of throughcare and aftercare services, and argue for a more gradual transition towards independence, combined with more consistent and ongoing support after young people leave care. This book draws valuable lessons from the Scottish context which will prove an enlightening read for any student and practitioner in the fields of social care and social policy, and for any professional with an interest in the development of childcare practice.

About Jo Dixon

Jo Dixon is a Research Fellow in the Social Work Research and Development Unit (SWRDU), University of York. She has worked on a number of large-scale social research studies involving vulnerable children, young people and families. Mike Stein is Professor of Social Work and Director of the Social Work Research and Development Unit at the University of York. He was involved in the preparation of the Guidance on Leaving Care for the Children Act 1989 and the Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000, and has been consulted by government, local authorities and voluntary organisations on the development of leaving care services in the UK and internationally.

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Author : Jo Dixon
Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Data Published : 31 August 2005
ISBN : 1843102021
EAN : 9781843102021
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 192 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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