Testing the limits of foster care: fostering as an alternative to secure accommodation

M. Walker, M. Hill, J. Triseliotis

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    A research study into the issue of secure residential care versus foster care, looking specifically at the Community Alternative Placement Scheme, established to offer foster care to a group of young people who had hitherto been placed in residential care because they were thought to present difficulties too great for family placements to be appropriate - and hence were beyond the limits of foster care. The CAPS scheme offered training and a professional salary to foster carers, and proved that foster care can provide added value in the welfare of the child
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages232
    Publication statusPublished - 12 Jan 2002


    • testing
    • limits
    • foster care
    • fostering
    • secure accommodation

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