Safeguarding children: addressing the issue of placement choice and creating a vision for looked after children in Northern Ireland
McAuley, Colette (2000) Safeguarding children: addressing the issue of placement choice and creating a vision for looked after children in Northern Ireland. Adoption & Fostering, 24, (3), 48-55.
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Three-and-a-half years into the Children (NI) Order 1995, government reports have confirmed that there are serious concerns about the sufficiency of placement within both residential and foster care services. Colette McAuley argues that the ensuing issue of placement choice and its impact upon care planning and child safety needs to be urgently addressed. She calls for regional strategic leadership coupled with resource management and investment to bring about significant changes for looked after children in Northern Ireland.
|Keywords:||placement choice, safeguarding children, care planning, foster and residential care|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Social Work Studies
|Date Deposited:||11 Jun 2008|
|Last Modified:||02 Mar 2012 12:12|
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