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How practitioners can improve the way they work together in planning, supporting and facilitating the introductions process between adoptive parent(s) and their children (Sharing our experience, Practitioner-led research 2008-2009; PLR0809/109)

Pollination Campaigns, corp creator. (2009) How practitioners can improve the way they work together in planning, supporting and facilitating the introductions process between adoptive parent(s) and their children (Sharing our experience, Practitioner-led research 2008-2009; PLR0809/109).

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Abstract

The introductions process is the short time in which the prospective adoptive parents and children meet for the first time and start to get to know each other. It is also when the parents get to find out about the child’s routine before taking them to live in their new home. This research explores the experiences of foster carers and prospective adoptive parents during the introductions process. It has been undertaken to help improve the way practitioners work together in planning, supporting and facilitating the introductions process between adoptive parents and their children. The aims of the research were • to investigate what helps to ensure the best experience and outcomes of an introductions process • to investigate ways in which integrated planning has contributed to making this process as easy and rewarding as possible for the families and carers involved • to make recommendations to support the spread of good practice in integrated working. Key findings include: • A need for an increasingly integrated approach to ensure that everyone involved knows what to expect during the process and how it will work. • Experiences across different services and localities should be shared to develop a robust, supportive and ultimately successful practice. • Opportunities for children and their families to input into practice improvement should be developed.

Item Type: Document from Web
Publisher: Children’s Workforce Development Council
Additional Information: http://www.cwdcouncil.org.uk/assets/0000/7274/PLR0809109.pdf
Depositing User: Editor (1)
Date Deposited: 27 May 2011 16:03
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2012 18:22
URI: http://dera.ioe.ac.uk/id/eprint/2793
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