Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781447313649 Published March 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9781447313632 Published March 2016 For sale in North and South America only

Supporting Adult Care-Leavers

International Good Practice

Suellen Murray

Supporting Adult Care-Leavers

Suellen Murray

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

208 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2015
Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781447313649 Published March 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9781447313632 Published March 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Growing up in care is not just a part of childhood, but can have ongoing impacts across a person’s life. Various inquiries have revealed accounts of abuse and neglect, and a fracturing of family relationships. Organized thematically to allow comparison of different initiatives, this book considers the range of responses to adult care-leavers in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Initiatives examined include public inquiries, symbolic acknowledgements, redress schemes, specialist support services, access to personal records, and family reunification programs. Featuring detailed case studies and examples of good practice, this is an excellent international source book for practitioners and policy makers in social work and social care.
Contents
Author biography
Acknowledgements 
List of abbreviations
List of tables, figures and boxes

1. Introduction
2. Care and its aftermath
3. Public inquiries
4. Apologies, memorials and other acknowledgements
5. Reparation and redress
6. Specialist support
7. Access to records and family reunification
8. Advocacy and consumer participation
9. Good practice in supporting adult care-leavers

Notes and references
Select bibilography
Index
Review Quotes
Cathy Humphreys, University of Melbourne, Australia
“An ambitious book on an immensely significant but often marginalized topic. Murray's respectful, accessible, and compassionate writing provides a foundation for cross pollination of policy ideas and practices. A must-read."
Jim Goddard, University of Bradford and chairperson of the Care Leavers Association
“A pioneering work in the largely uncharted, and vast, territory of life after care. In bringing together diverse areas of existing work, this valuable book will be welcomed by a global audience.”
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