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Where is Poppy's panda?

| David Pitcher

Change can cause confusion and uncertainty for children, but particularly for fostered and adopted children. This charming children's story uses Poppy and her lost panda to explore change, continuity, and anxieties about moves, changes and attachment in a way that feels safe and nonthreatening.

Why can't I be good?

| Hedi Argent

This short booklet for children is part of a series designed to teach children about a range of health conditions common to many looked after children. This story about emotional and behavioural difficulties will be helpful for any child aged seven to 11 whose behaviour frequently gets them into trouble, or who knows someone who can’t be good.

Why was I adopted?

| Jane Jackson

This short guide looks at some of the most common big adoption questions that adopted children ask, and explores the feelings and worries that can lie behind a child’s questions, with useful suggested dialogues.

Working with black children and adolescents in need

| Edited by Ravinder Barn

This invaluable collection offers the reader practice-based suggestions of improving strategies and techniques of working with black children and young people in need. With its emphasis upon direct work, it raises important questions and provides useful recommendations in developing effective communication techniques, appropriate anti-racist strategies, and an overall understanding of "race" and culture.

Writing a later life letter

| Fran Moffat

A later life letter is one written by a social worker to a child who is being adopted, to help the child make sense of their past, but it is intended to be read later in the child’s life - a difficult and delicate task even for experienced workers. This Good Practice Guide focuses on the practicalities of writing a later life letter.