Fostering

We are involved with research on the following topics related to fostering and foster care:

Allegations of abuse in foster care

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Assessment and selection of foster carers

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Impact of fostering on carers’ children

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LGBT foster carers

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Matching

Contact: Ellie Ott

Motivations for becoming a foster carer

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Specialist parent-and-child fostering

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Siblings in care

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Social Impact Bonds

Work includes an evaluation of Birmingham Step Down Programme  (moving from residential to foster care)

Supporting foster carers

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Supervising Social Worker

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Teenagers in foster care

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Authors: Gillian Plumridge and Judy Sebba

The Impact of Unproven Allegations on Foster Carers

July 2016