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By Harriet Ward, Emily R. Munro, Chris Dearden

Infants and extremely childrens in care usually adventure a number of alterations of placement and carer, that could have a unfavorable influence upon their long term skill to improve safe attachments. "Babies and childrens in Care" examines why infants input care or lodging and why securing their long term destiny could be a long method. It analyses the conditions, features and reviews of those childrens sooner than, in the course of and after being taken care of, together with purposes for alterations of carer and site disruptions. It seems to be at how little ones are plagued by the inability of balance of their lives, and discover the implications of reunification with their mom and dad after lengthy classes in care. Drawing on interviews with start mom and dad, carers and social care pros, the authors hint the advanced decision-making technique that affects those kid's early studies and the impression this has on their later improvement and overall healthiness. they give a transparent clarification of the results of providers for terribly young ones and signpost messages for perform. This e-book is a key textual content for researchers, practitioners, coverage makers and social care managers.

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Her mother’s attendance at contact was sporadic and concerns were also raised that she had resumed her relationship with May’s father. May was placed with adoptive carers ate the age of 13 months. Kathryn Kathryn is a girl of white British origin, who suffered a serious non-accidental head injury when she was less than a month old and developed complex health needs as a result. On discharge from hospital she was placed with foster carers. Following assessment, a plan for adoption was agreed when Kathryn was six months old.

Twelve to fifteen months later, conduct problems were reported in fewer looked after children. Hyperactivity remained relatively high at both time points. Conclusion The children in our study were all extremely young when they entered care or accommodation. Over half of them came from families where birth parents were struggling with alcoholism, drug addiction or mental health problems. Almost all had experienced physical abuse or neglect before they became looked after, and many had moved frequently between homes and relatives before they were placed.

Only one baby returned to a mother with mental health problems, and in this instance the father was also living in the home. None of the babies who had had more than three addresses before becoming looked after returned to their mothers. 50 / Babies and Young Children in Care Birth fathers Four of the children returned to birth fathers under the protection of a residence order. One of these was a joint residence order, made between the father and the paternal grandmother. It should be emphasised that we cannot generalise about such experiences, as the numbers involved are so low.

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