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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/302068
Title:
Linking and matching: a survey of adoption agency practice in England and Wales
Authors:
Beecham, Jennifer; Dance, Cherilyn; Farmer, Elaine; Ouwejan, Danielle
Abstract:
Placing children, many of whom have complex needs, with an unrelated adoptive family is one of the most important decisions in child care. It is also potentially one of the most difficult. The first part of the adoption puzzle has always been how best to make judgements about which families may be right for which children – making a good match. There has been little research to date on how decisions are made about which family to choose for a child, and whether particular practice approaches reduce delay and have better outcomes. This survey of adoption agencies in England and Wales, part of the Adoption Research Initiative, comprises the first stage of a larger research study, ‘An Investigation of Family Finding and Matching in Adoption’. It captures a snapshot of current linking and matching practice, revealing varying costs and outcomes for children, innovative practice and diametrically opposed views about this subject amongst practitioners. Linking and Matching will be of particular interest to child care and adoption practitioners in both local authority and voluntary adoption agencies, as well as those charged with strategic planning and policy.
Citation:
Dance, C. Ouwejan, D., Beecham, J. and Farmer, E. (2010) 'Linking and Matching: A survey of Adoption Agency Practice in England and Wales' London: BAAF
Publisher:
BAAF
Issue Date:
9-Jun-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/302068
Additional Links:
http://www.baaf.org.uk/bookshop/book_linkmatch
Type:
Book
Language:
en
ISBN:
9781905664825
Appears in Collections:
Social Work, Professional Practice and the Law

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBeecham, Jenniferen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDance, Cherilynen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFarmer, Elaineen_GB
dc.contributor.authorOuwejan, Danielleen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-23T10:45:34Z-
dc.date.available2013-09-23T10:45:34Z-
dc.date.issued2010-06-09-
dc.identifier.citationDance, C. Ouwejan, D., Beecham, J. and Farmer, E. (2010) 'Linking and Matching: A survey of Adoption Agency Practice in England and Wales' London: BAAFen_GB
dc.identifier.isbn9781905664825-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/302068-
dc.description.abstractPlacing children, many of whom have complex needs, with an unrelated adoptive family is one of the most important decisions in child care. It is also potentially one of the most difficult. The first part of the adoption puzzle has always been how best to make judgements about which families may be right for which children – making a good match. There has been little research to date on how decisions are made about which family to choose for a child, and whether particular practice approaches reduce delay and have better outcomes. This survey of adoption agencies in England and Wales, part of the Adoption Research Initiative, comprises the first stage of a larger research study, ‘An Investigation of Family Finding and Matching in Adoption’. It captures a snapshot of current linking and matching practice, revealing varying costs and outcomes for children, innovative practice and diametrically opposed views about this subject amongst practitioners. Linking and Matching will be of particular interest to child care and adoption practitioners in both local authority and voluntary adoption agencies, as well as those charged with strategic planning and policy.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBAAFen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.baaf.org.uk/bookshop/book_linkmatchen_GB
dc.titleLinking and matching: a survey of adoption agency practice in England and Walesen
dc.typeBooken
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