The recruitment, assessment, support and supervision of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender foster carers: an international literature review

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/600905
Title:
The recruitment, assessment, support and supervision of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender foster carers: an international literature review
Authors:
Cosis-Brown, Helen; Sebba, Judy; Luke, Nikki
Abstract:
Electronic databases and websites covering the international literature were used to identify 20 published papers (covering 19 studies). Those identified were from the UK, USA and Australia. Comparisons across countries are subject to limitations of different cultures and services. Most of the research exclusively about LGBT foster care, rather than research that merges fostering and adoption, has developed in Australia where, in contrast to the USA and UK, adoption is rarely the chosen option for permanence for children in public care. Studies identified for the review were published since 1996 and were all written in English. Most of the studies focused exclusively on the perceptions of established foster carers’, less often on perceptions of social workers and one included young people’s perceptions. The studies used a range of methodologies from in-depth interviews and focus groups to larger scale surveys using questionnaires. Study samples ranged from 1 to nearly 400. No studies were identified in the review that included interventions subjected to evaluation using comparison or control groups. Most studies adopted a retrospective design, seeking the perspectives of established carers.
Citation:
Cosis-Brown, H., Sebba, J., Luke, N. (2015) 'The recruitment, assessment, support and supervision of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender foster carers: An international literature review' Oxford: The Rees Centre, Oxford University.
Publisher:
University of Oxford
Issue Date:
Feb-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/600905
Additional Links:
http://reescentre.education.ox.ac.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/ReesCentreReview_LGBTfostercarers.pdf
Type:
Other
Language:
en
Description:
International literature review published by Rees Centre, University of Oxford
ISBN:
9780992907167; 9780992907174
Appears in Collections:
Tilda Goldberg Centre for Social Work and Social Care

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCosis-Brown, Helenen
dc.contributor.authorSebba, Judyen
dc.contributor.authorLuke, Nikkien
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-08T14:07:33Zen
dc.date.available2016-03-08T14:07:33Zen
dc.date.issued2015-02en
dc.identifier.citationCosis-Brown, H., Sebba, J., Luke, N. (2015) 'The recruitment, assessment, support and supervision of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender foster carers: An international literature review' Oxford: The Rees Centre, Oxford University.en
dc.identifier.isbn9780992907167en
dc.identifier.isbn9780992907174en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/600905en
dc.descriptionInternational literature review published by Rees Centre, University of Oxforden
dc.description.abstractElectronic databases and websites covering the international literature were used to identify 20 published papers (covering 19 studies). Those identified were from the UK, USA and Australia. Comparisons across countries are subject to limitations of different cultures and services. Most of the research exclusively about LGBT foster care, rather than research that merges fostering and adoption, has developed in Australia where, in contrast to the USA and UK, adoption is rarely the chosen option for permanence for children in public care. Studies identified for the review were published since 1996 and were all written in English. Most of the studies focused exclusively on the perceptions of established foster carers’, less often on perceptions of social workers and one included young people’s perceptions. The studies used a range of methodologies from in-depth interviews and focus groups to larger scale surveys using questionnaires. Study samples ranged from 1 to nearly 400. No studies were identified in the review that included interventions subjected to evaluation using comparison or control groups. Most studies adopted a retrospective design, seeking the perspectives of established carers.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Oxforden
dc.relation.urlhttp://reescentre.education.ox.ac.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/ReesCentreReview_LGBTfostercarers.pdfen
dc.subjectL500 Social Worken
dc.subjectfoster careen
dc.subjectfoster carersen
dc.subjectfosteringen
dc.subjectLGBTen
dc.subjectlesbiansen
dc.subjectgay menen
dc.subjectbisexualen
dc.subjecttransgenderen
dc.titleThe recruitment, assessment, support and supervision of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender foster carers: an international literature reviewen
dc.typeOtheren
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