We have published a range of books and articles that support black and ethnic minority children in care. Here is a selection of these titles.

In search of belongingIn Search of Belonging

2006 | Edited by Perlita Harris

A thought-provoking anthology with more than 50 intensely moving testimonies. These writers convey the complexity for black and minority ethnic children of being raised by a white adoptive family.

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Working with black children and adolescents in needWorking with black children and adolescents in need

1999 | 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.

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Pathways to permanence for black, Asian and mixed ethnicity childrenPathways to permanence for black, Asian and mixed ethnicity children

2010 | By Julie Selwyn, David Quinton, Perlita Harris, Dinithi Wijedasa, Shameem Nawaz and Marsha Wood

This pioneering study explores the care pathways of minority ethnic children in three authorities in England, and considers possible differences in decision making and outcomes for them, in comparison with white children, especially in relation to permanence. 

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The banana kid The banana kid

2008 | By Valerie Mason-John

Valerie Mason-John’s frank and revealing memoir of her childhood and adolescence is an important story powerfully told about growing up black, female and in care. It has much to say about the perils of childhood and how we raise children in today’s society.

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