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The Importance of Stability in the Lives of Looked After Children: A Study of Under Fives in Northern Ireland

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Monteith, Marina and Cousins, Wendy (2003) The Importance of Stability in the Lives of Looked After Children: A Study of Under Fives in Northern Ireland. Child Care in Practice, 9 (1). pp. 62-73. [Journal article]

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URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13575270302167

DOI: 10.1080/13575270302167

Abstract

This paper is based on a presentation made at the conference 'From the Margins to the Centre: Innovations in Social Work Research in Northern Ireland', 17th January 2003. The paper explores the concept of stability and its relevance to the lives of younger children who are looked after and reviews recent child care policy initiatives in relation to this. The paper also presents data from the early stages of a longitudinal research project currently being carried out by the Institute of Child Care Research, examining the extent of stability in the care careers of younger looked after children (younger than 5 years) in Northern Ireland. These children come from extremely adverse family circumstances and the paper explores issues of care planning and the extent to which stability has been achieved to date at this early stage in their care careers.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
ID Code:15873
Deposited By:Dr Wendy Cousins
Deposited On:06 Oct 2010 12:25
Last Modified:06 Oct 2010 12:26

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