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The Role of Concurrent Planning: Making permanent placements of young children

Monck, Elizabeth and Reynolds, Jill and Wigfall, Valerie (2003) The Role of Concurrent Planning: Making permanent placements of young children. BAAF Publications, London. ISBN 978-1-903699-23-2

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Additional Information: Concurrent planning [CP] was introduced into Britain in 1998 as a way of reducing delay and drift in finding permanent placements for looked after children. The primary aim of a CP team is to return the child to the birth family once a secure and nurturing setting can be ensured. The child will be placed with foster parents, who – if rehabilitation is not successful – are already approved to adopt the child. The number of moves the child experiences are thus substantially reduced. The independent evaluation was funded by the Nuffield Foundation. The three participating CP projects reduced the number of moves experienced by the children before they moved into a permanent setting, compared with children adopted by 'traditional' social work methods. Placement decisions were made more quickly than the national average for the same age-group. Foster/adopt carers and birth parents reported the CP program as a demanding but largely positive experience.
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Thomas Coram Research Unit
Depositing User: IOE Repository Editor (2)
Date Deposited: 05 May 2010 12:10
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2013 10:56
URI: http://eprints.ioe.ac.uk/id/eprint/3804

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