Description - The Child's Journey Through Care by Dorota Iwaniec
This book focuses on children's journeys through the care system,
from voluntary admission into care, through complicated and often
long court proceedings, in pursuit of Care or Freeing Orders.
Problems that arise from taking cases through the courts are
examined, together with tensions that may arise between judicial
and social work decision-making.
The Child's Journey Through Care discusses in
the emotional and behavioural problems of looked-after children
and elaborates on care-planning and helping strategies;
children's rights whilst in State care and their participation
in decision-making about their future, including preparation for
appearances in court;
the importance and ways of building new attachments and
relationships with substitute carers, with emphases on resilience
and children's strengths;
pitfalls and successes when seeking permanency of care and
The book also includes considerations of the European Convention
of Human Rights (1998) and describes many of the dilemmas arising
in meeting the rights of children and parents, without jeopardising
the welfare of either. The importance of openness, consideration,
and straightforward dealings with parents is given due emphasis,
especially where preparations for taking cases to court are
The Child's Journey Through Care will be a valuable
source of information for field and residential workers, social
work supervisors, resource managers, policy makers, and those
working in the legal profession.
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(241mm x 169mm x 10mm)
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Author Biography - Dorota Iwaniec
Professor Dorota Iwaniec is Director of the Institute of Childcare Research at Queen's University, Belfast. She is a world-renowned expert on childcare and emotional abuse and is the author of several books, including three published by Wiley.
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