Ian Gibbs

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Managing Children's Homes

Developing Effective Leadership in Small Organisations

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book focuses on leadership, effective management, the allocation of resources, and ensuring positive outcomes for young people in residential care. The book develops an interdisciplinary understanding of what needs to be taken into account when establishing and maintaining good practice on behalf of young people living in children's homes.

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Foster Placements

Why They Succeed and Why They Fail

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Based on exhaustive research, the authors discuss the primary concerns in foster placement planning, considering the high frequency of placement breakdowns, their impact on the child's behaviour and school performance, and the challenges this places on foster families.

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Foster Children

Where They Go and How They Get On

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book analyses the outcomes of a large-scale study of foster children in the UK. It includes individual case studies and draws extensively on the views of foster children themselves. The book provides a wealth of findings, many of them new and challenging and offers positive and practical recommendations.

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The Pursuit of Permanence

A Study of the English Child Care System

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Children in public care complain that they have too many placements. Professionals agree but little is known about the reasons for this instability or how it affects different groups of children. The Pursuit of Permanence explores this core issue for children's services.

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Foster Carers

Why They Stay and Why They Leave

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Foster carers look after two-thirds of the children cared for by English local authorities at any one time. The recruitment and retention of these carers is one of these authorities' central concerns. Against this background, this book examines the joys and strains of fostering, the support carers want and need, and the reasons why they foster.

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