Looked After Children partnership project
Project: Looked After Children partnership project
Funder: Eastern Region and East Midlands ADSS
Date: 2000 – 2003
Research Team: Dr Jonathan Dickens, Professor June Thoburn, Professor Gillian Schofield, and Darren Howells
Using detailed analysis of Department of Education and Science held data on children's placements and moves in 24 local authorities and questionnaires, it was possible to identify two groups of children and young people - those children coming into the system and the long-stay children. Analysis of this latter group showed the varied pathways taken though different placements as agencies worked to achieve permanence.
Schofield G, Thoburn J, Howells D and Dickens J. (2007) ‘The search for stability and permanence: modelling the pathways of long-stay looked after British Journal of Social Work 35, 1468-263 First published 2005 ISSN 1468-263X (Advanced Access) http://bjsw.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/reprint/bch275v1
2007 (Joint author) Dickens J, Thoburn J, Howells D and Schofield G ‘Children starting to be looked after by local authorities in England: an analysis of inter-authority variation and case-centred decision-making' pp. 1-21 British Journal of Social Work First published 2005 ISSN 1468-263X (Advanced Access) http://bjsw.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/reprint/19/1/73