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Matching a child in an early permanence placement: the importance of identity

| John Simmonds

The matching of a child’s ethnicity, culture, religion and language with those of their prospective adopters has been a longstanding and challenging set of policy and practice questions. This discussion paper addresses this challenge by focusing on 16 key messages, inviting the reader to reflect on the importance of the development of a child’s identity over time and then into adulthood. 

Devising a placement plan

| Elaine Dibben

This guide has been written to help social workers understand the process for completing the Placement Plan and how it links to the Care Plan, and the health and education plans required by the Care Planning, Placements and Case Review (England) Regulations 2010.

Practice Note 67. Local authorities' duty of fairness towards a parent seeking to revoke a placement order

| CoramBAAF and Coram Children’s Legal Centre

When a parent seeks permission to appeal against the placement order or permission to apply to revoke the placement order, the local authority is faced with decisions about how to avoid delay in progressing the adoption plan for the child that the court has authorised, while also respecting the parent’s legal right to either appeal or to seek to revoke the order.

Organising an Adoption Activity Day

| Eileen Fursland with Bridget Betts

This Good Practice Guide outlines how to set up and run an Adoption Activity Day, based on the learning from a BAAF pilot project and a number of events that have taken place.

Ten top tips for devising a care plan

| Erica Amende and Linda Patterson

The Ten Top Tips series considers some of the fundamental themes in child care practice in concise, practical guides ideal for busy practitioners. This quick reference guide considers some fundamental steps involved in devising a care plan.

Ten top tips for placing disabled children

| Hedi Argent

The Ten Top Tips series considers some of the fundamental themes in child care practice in concise, practical guides ideal for busy practitioners. This book provides an essential checklist for anyone seeking the right new family for a disabled child.

Facilitating adoptions from care

| Susan Livingston Smith and Donaldson Adoption Institute staff

This fascinating collection examines child welfare research, permanency and practice across England, the US and Canada, three countries which have established permanency as a priority for children in care who are unable to return home.

John Triseliotis

| Edited by Malcolm Hill

John Triseliotis, who died in 2012, was for more than 40 years a world-renowned expert on children raised by people other than their parents. He carried out seminal research that helped lift the veil of secrecy and stigma hitherto associated with adoption. The articles and chapters in this collection are a tribute to John Triseliotis’s pioneering work.

Comparing long term placements for young children in care

| Dominic McSherry, Montserrat Fargas Malet and Kerrylee Weatherall

This book reports on the Care Pathways and Outcomes longitudinal study which, since 2000, has been tracking a group of children who were under the age of five and in care in Northern Ireland on a particular census day, and gathering comparative data on how the children and their parents/carers were coping across the different types of placement provided. The book reports on the most recent phase of the study, which involved interviews with the children and parents/carers on a range of subjects.

Concurrent planning PDF ONLY

| Sarah Borthwick and Sharon Donnelly

This Good Practice Guide considers aspects of concurrent planning which will be vital knowledge for practitioners and managers considering adding to their placement options for children in care, or expanding an existing service.