Reunification in practice

By Karen Cheek, Marketing and Communications Officer for Research in Practice.

‘When a child is reunified by returning home from care to their birth family, it is hoped that this will be the best possible outcome for them; unfortunately many children will return to care, with some frequently moving back and forth between care and their family.

It is clear from the evidence that better approaches are needed to assess whether reunification is possible, and can be supported in a way that will improve the chances of it being successful.

Read the full article at source: Reunification in Practice


NSPCC’s Taking Care: a practice framework for reunification

Reunification: An Evidence-Informed Framework for Return Home Practice

Taking Care: Practice Framework for Reunification Evaluation report

Child abuse and neglect in the UK today

Impact of IRO Challenge

Improving practice for children who return home from care

Research messages workshops

Research in Practice Delivery programme page: here

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