Residential child care

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    Residential child care has proved to be one of the most difficult and complex interventions in the lives of children around the globe. There are polarized views about residential care and this is reflected in ambivalence in legislation, policy, and practice. Residential child care, however, continues to have a positive role in the care of children and young people when they are unable to remain in their own families. High-quality and effective residential care should provide an environment that enhances development, promotes resilience, and builds the confidence and self-esteem of children and young people.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences
    EditorsJ. Wright
    Place of PublicationOxford
    PublisherElsevier Limited
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-0-08-097086-8
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2015


    • residential child care
    • child care
    • social care
    • social work

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