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By Harriet Ward, Emily R. Munro, Chris Dearden

Infants and extremely teenagers in care usually event numerous adjustments of placement and carer, which could have a adverse influence upon their long term skill to boost safe attachments. "Babies and little ones in Care" examines why infants input care or lodging and why securing their long term destiny could be a long strategy. It analyses the conditions, features and stories of those kids earlier than, in the course of and after being taken care of, together with purposes for adjustments of carer and location disruptions. It seems to be at how childrens are suffering from the inability of balance of their lives, and discover the implications of reunification with their mom and dad after lengthy classes in care. Drawing on interviews with start mom and dad, carers and social care pros, the authors hint the advanced decision-making approach that affects those kid's early reviews and the influence this has on their later improvement and overall healthiness. they provide a transparent rationalization of the results of prone for extraordinarily teenagers and signpost messages for perform. This publication is a key textual content for researchers, practitioners, coverage makers and social care managers.

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Matt’s mother took drugs during the pregnancy and at birth he experienced drug withdrawal symptoms. Following discharge from hospital Matt lived with his mother and sisters and had regular contact with his grandparents. When his father was released from prison and returned to the family home, Matt’s mother moved into a homeless hostel with the three children. When Matt had an asthma attack his mother took him to hospital, but the doctor noted that she was under the influence of drugs and referred the case to social services.

Adoptive mother) ‘Permanent’ homes The babies’ life pathways were followed from birth until 1 April 2002, by which time they were aged between five and six. 7 demonstrates, by that stage all but three of them had ceased to be looked after. Over half (23) had been adopted. Fourteen had returned to birth parents, and two were permanently placed with other relatives. Two of the three children who were still looked after were placed with relatives pending a residence order. The third was permanently placed with local authority foster carers.

Both the health visitor and family centre provided support and monitored Beth’s care. After a month, a number of anonymous referrals were received by social services concerning Beth’s care, although when home visits were made she appeared well. When Beth was ten months old, her mother requested accommodation for her daughter as she felt unable to cope, but she then refused the placements offered. Beth then spent time living with a number of relatives before being accommodated by the local authority under the Children Act 1989 (Section 20) aged 11 months.

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