Beyond together or apart - Planning for, assessing and placing sibling groups + Where are my brothers and sisters?


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Beyond together or apart - Planning for, assessing and placing sibling groups

This thought-provoking guide challenges the reader to place at the forefront the importance of sibling relationships and their life-long impact and to plan think beyond together or apart. Drawing on research, practice experience and feedback from adopters, the author discusses:

  • What helps and hinders children’s relationships with their siblings

  • The importance of early planning and getting it right

  • What a “sibling-friendly” service could look like

  • Listening to and involving children

  • How families can best be prepared and supported to parent sibling groups

  • How separated siblings can be helped to maintain relationships with brothers and sisters

Packed with information, the guide also includes examples of forms and sample letters that can be used so that information and observations from key sources contribute to the assessment of siblings. The guide is illustrated with case studies and the experiences of children and adopters.

For children’s social workers, family placement workers, social work managers and others, this is a “must-have” A–Z of making the best placements for brothers and sisters.

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Where are my brothers and sisters?

This short, colourful booklet is part of CoramBAAF’s series of publications for children and young people, which aim to explain concepts in adoption and fostering that they may find difficult to understand.

Where are my brothers and sisters and why are we not living together? Are they safe and being looked after? Do I have siblings I don’t know about? These and other questions that adopted and fostered children may have about their siblings, are covered in this booklet for children and young people.

Colourful, vividly illustrated and presented in accessible and jargon-free language, this booklet provides an easily understandable introduction to the subject.

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