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Celebrating Success: What Helps Looked After Children Succeed

Happer, Helen; McCreadie, Joanna and Aldgate, Jane (2006). Celebrating Success: What Helps Looked After Children Succeed. Edinburgh, UK: Social Work Inspection Agency.

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to understand from people who have experienced being looked after, what helped them become and feel successful. We wanted to listen to those who had gone on to experience success in their lives, and to find out what they felt made a difference.
The key messages of this study are that being looked after can provide an opportunity for positive change in a child's life, but that the attitudes and actions of adults who provide direct care for looked after children, or who support their care in other ways, are critical.
Meaningful relationships with skilled, caring and committed adults, and the opportunity to experience stability and consistency emerged from the study as particularly important.

Item Type: Authored Book
ISBN: 1-905501-09-9, 978-1-905501-09-0
Extra Information: This study was undertaken by the Social Work Inspection Agency, previously the Social Work Services Inspectorate. It is published as one of several supporting documents for a wider review of services and outcomes for looked after children, the main report of which is entitled Extraordinary Lives.
Keywords: children in care; looked after children;
Academic Unit/Department: Health and Social Care > Social Work
Item ID: 6677
Depositing User: Jane Aldgate
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2011 13:05
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/6677
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