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Four essential guides to online safety

| Eileen Fursland

This bundle includes: Foster care and social networking - Social networking and contact - Facing up to Facebook - Social networking and you. Get these four essential guides to online safety for only £35 (£48.80 when purchased separately).

Contact after adoption summary

| Elsbeth Neil, Mary Beek and Emma Ward

Decisions about contact between an adopted child and their birth family are an essential part of the child’s placement plan and need to take into account the child’s welfare. It is therefore essential to understand how contact affects adopted children throughout their lives. This short book presents a summary of the findings of the Contact after Adoption study, which followed up a group of adopted children, their adoptive parents and birth relatives, where some form of post-adoption contact was planned.

Contact after adoption

| Elsbeth Neil, Mary Beek and Emma Ward

Contact after adoption presents the comprehensive findings of a longitudinal study that followed up a group of adopted children, their adoptive parents and birth relatives, where some form of post-adoption contact was planned. This study makes an important contribution to the existing research on contact and offers invaluable practice recommendations.

Facing up to Facebook

| Eileen Fursland

Increasingly, young people are using social networking sites to trace and contact birth parents or other birth relatives. Birth relatives are using the internet to trace their children. Facing up to Facebook provides considerable information, raises important questions and offers essential advice.

Social networking and you

| Eileen Fursland

This short, colourful booklet will help to explain to adopted children and young people the importance of being safe online, particularly in relation to adoption issues.

Planning for contact in permanent placements

| Paul Adams

This Good Practice Guide is designed to assist social workers and managers in planning for contact. It aims to help practitioners to formulate well thought out contact plans; make informed decisions resulting in improved outcomes for children; present well-argued and reasoned justifications for the contact plans set out in written reports, and feel more confident in recommending particular contact plans

Supporting direct contact after adoption

| Elsbeth Neil, Jeanette Cossar, Christine Jones, Paula Lorgelly and Julie Young

This book outlines the findings of the Supporting Contact study, which draws on the experiences of 51 adoptive parents, four long-term foster carers and 39 birth relatives, all involved in agency-supported direct post-adoption contact It is the first ever empirical study specifically looking at services to support direct post-adoption contact.

Foster care and social networking

| Eileen Fursland

The “social” use of the internet has had a huge impact on the way people communicate. Foster care and social networking examines the challenges faced by all parties as a result , and looks at how carers can help children make the most out of opportunities the internet can bring, while minimising online risks.

Social networking and contact

| Eileen Fursland

The use of social networking websites has had an impact on many adoptive families. This guide explores the many pressing questions and concerns facing both adoption social workers and adoptive parents c