Morgan, Alun and Fraser, Sandy
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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcp009|
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Audio-computer-assisted-self-interviewing (A-CASI) is used by many child-care agencies in the UK, as a way of recording the views of children in the care of local authorities. This study considers A-CASI’s use in two such local authorities in England. It contrasts how the A-CASI methodology is experienced by children and young people and by child-care managers, and explores how A-CASI may be contributing to the participation of young people in the delivery and management of their care. The study reveals a strong belief in A-CASI from a large number of participants, young people and managers. But managers express concern about many organizational constraints on the effective use of A-CASI data in their agencies. The paper discusses the enthusiasm of the young people for using A-CASI; the concerns of managers; and the opportunities for social workers in using A-CASI in their practice settings.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||2009 The Authors|
|Keywords:||looked after children; computers; A-CASI; participation|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Health and Social Care > Social Work|
|Depositing User:||Alun Morgan|
|Date Deposited:||03 Feb 2011 11:19|
|Last Modified:||26 Oct 2012 04:43|
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