Digital copy of a Social Care Institute for Excellence Research Briefing by June Thoburn, Julie Robinson and Beth Anderson titled Returning children home from public care.

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November 1st 2012 - November 30th 2012

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Sets out key messages of the research briefing and includes sections titled: Introduction; What is the issue?; Why is it important?; and About this briefing. Also outlines findings relating to: the nature and strength of the evidence on service provision and outcomes; which children are most likely to return to parents from care; outcomes for children who return to parents from care; and what makes a difference including in relation to models of service delivery and social work approaches and methods. Also includes sections on comparative costs and cost effectiveness and limitations and finishes with conclusions and details of implications of the research findings for different groups including: the policy community; practitioners; people who use services and their carers; and researchers. Finishes with a list of useful links, related resources and references, details about the development of the product and a list of the latest SCIE research briefings.


Anderson, Beth
Robinson, Julie
Thoburn, June
Centre for Excellence and Outcomes in Children and Young People's Services
Family Rights Group
Social Care Institute for Excellence


adoption | child abuse | child protection | childcare | Children | children's homes | children's services | Education | evidence | fostering | inquiries | IJCI | legislation | neglect | physical abuse | reports | residential homes | sexual abuse | social services | Therapeutic Crisis Intervention | young people


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