Children & Society
This is a book which anyone working with children and young people in foster care needs on his/her shelves.
Children & Young People Now
The author's model is aspirational, informed by children and young people's views, and give practical advice on effective communication and participation... overall the book offers a very useful review of developments in fostering practice, and utilises a wide evidence base. It is well-structured and would be of interest to a broad range of practitioners.
From the Foreword by Sue White, Professor of Social Work (Children and Families), University of Birmingham, UK
Based on thorough, sociologically informed research into children's stories about being fostered, this book challenges some of the dominant theoretical and conceptual approaches to understanding children's experiences... [It is] an excellent review of literature as well as a research-informed text in its own right..[and] offer[s] real possibilities for a way forward and for shaking up professional vocabularies about children and fostering where these have become stale.
Jacques Coulton, ANZASW MemberAotearoa New Zealand Social Work
This book... promotes a rights-based approach to social work with children and young people in foster care... This is an interesting and somewhat challenging book. It is not difficult to read or follow and offers interesting, valuable and usable information. Social workers working with children in care or with their caregivers, as well as managers and those involved in the provision of foster care services, should read this book and keep it close by as a book to refer to... A must read for anyone interested in the provision of child-focused social work with children in care.