The Unknown Fostering - Bob HolmanRussell House, 2002, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wraps.
From the cover: “Private fostering is essentially about children placed by their parents or guardians to live with non-relatives in the latters’ own homes. The estimated 10,000 private foster children in Britain (DOH 2001) are one of the country’s largest groups of vulnerable children, yet they receive little consideration from official agencies. Of those private foster carers who are assessed, several are deemed satisfactory. Others are unprepared, unsatisfactory and unsafe. Most are not assessed. Bob Holman looks at how we can raise awareness, get the government and local authorities more deeply involved, and make urgently needed reforms which will both support those capable private fosterers while also protecting children who are at risk. These matters are particularly relevant as the Department of Health is urging local authorities to take private fostering more seriously.”.