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Adopting large sibling groups

| Hilary Saunders and Julie Selwyn

This research study examines adopters’ experiences of parenting a large sibling group, as well as the views of staff in adoption agencies who need to recruit and support adopters willing to take siblings. The study is based on in-depth interviews undertaking with 37 sibling group adopters and staff in 14 adoption agencies, which aimed to identify best practice in placing sibling groups for adoption, and what works and what doesn’t work for children, adopters and agencies.

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).

Nutmeg gets a little sister

| Judith Foxon

The popular Nutmeg children’s book series tells the story of a little squirrel, and his younger sister and brother. In this story Nutmeg’s adoptive family is about to grow as his parents have decided to adopt his birth sister. Nutmeg is helped to explore his worries and the feelings that children may have when a new sibling joins the family.

Placing large sibling groups for adoption

| Hilary Saunders, Julie Selwyn and Eileen Fursland

The importance of maintaining sibling relationships is widely recognised, but it is not always easy to find families willing and able to adopt sibling groups. This Good Practice Guide examines how adoption agency staff and children’s social workers handle the adoption process for large sibling groups, with an emphasis on practices and policies which may help or hinder prospective sibling group adopters and the children they wish to adopt.

Stepfamily adoption: what it is & what it means

| Jo Francis

What is stepfamily adoption, and why is it important? How does it happen, and how long does it take? What will it change in a child’s life, and what will stay the same? These, and many other questions about stepfamily adoption and what it is, are covered in this booklet for children.

Ten top tips for placing siblings

| 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 explores the different, often conflicting, principles involved in placing looked after brothers and sisters. Using a refreshingly child–centred approach it emphasises the importance of getting to know each individual child as well as considering the needs of the sibling group as a whole.