Looked after children and adoption

Where we are at

Meet Ali, Lofty and Smudge – who use Q&A, quizzes and activities to answer 7-11 year olds’ questions about being fostered, adopted or going on a short break. A fun, interactive CD-ROM developed through consultation with Barnardo’s services.
Includes a plain text version, which uses symbols and spoken word audio to be accessible to children of all literacy levels and learning abilties.

2006 CD-ROM

ISBN: 1 904 659-67-3

Ref: CC471


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Reality check

This toolkit provides a valuable opportunity to reflect on work with young people leaving care and develop new skills. The DVD features six young people who identify gaps in communication between themselves and social workers in leaving care and preparing for the real world.

The accompanying training tools:
• explore how social workers engage with young people
• provide activities for use with staff teams and young people
• promote youth participation in decision making

This toolkit is ideal for any care professionals working with young people leaving care.

2006 DVD and Booklet

ISBN 1 904659 21 7

Ref: CC453


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Voices and choices: Young people participating in inspections

An innovative report that presents learning from young people's participation in inspections of children's homes. Carried out by a consortium of voluntary agencies, all the young people involved in this pilot had experience of being in care. This report includes young people's views, in their own words, and full details of the project methodology.

Pam Hibbert 2002

ISBN: 0 902046 91 8

Ref: CC430


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What works for young people leaving care?

Explores research in the context of practice, law and social and economic structures. This book looks at problems, service challenges and outcome for young people leaving care.

Mike Stein 2004

ISBN: 1 904659 08 X

Ref: CC360


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What works in adoption and foster care?

Written to help managers and practitioners make evidence based decision about where and how to place children for the right outcomes. Looks at what factors are associated with positive outcomes, how practice can be evaluated and what research does not tell us.

Clive Sellick et al 2004

Ref: CC358


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