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Matching a child with a foster carer or adopter


This is a helpful briefing note by Research in Practice.

The briefing considers some of the challenges practitioners face when making judgements and important decisions with and on behalf of children and young people about where and with whom they will live.

Acknowledgement is given to the careful balancing of priorities, benefits and risks necessary to avoid delay for children.

Helpful reading that includes tools and exercises for group discussion and learning: read more

More briefings by Research in Practice of particular relevance to this area: 

Early childhood trauma and therapeutic parenting

Working with birth parents

Managing risks and benefits of contact

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