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posted on 24.08.2017, 13:05 by Clare Lushey, Lisa Holmes, Samantha McDermid
Within a context of substantial adoption policy reform in England, this paper explores post adoption support. Findings from a small-scale survey of 22 local authorities in England and interviews with 11 adoption practitioners (from 11 of the authorities that completed the survey) are presented and related national policy discussed. The paper argues that support should continue postmatching a child with their adoptive parent(s) and that this should be the norm rather than the exception. It also emphasizes the need to improve the availability of and access to post adoption support in a timely manner.

Funding

Department for Education

History

School

  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies

Published in

Child and Family Social Work

Citation

LUSHEY, C., HOLMES, L. and MCDERMID, S., 2017. Normalizing post adoption support for all. Child and Family Social Work, 23 (2), pp.137-145.

Publisher

© Wiley

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2017

Notes

This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: LUSHEY, C., HOLMES, L. and MCDERMID, S., 2017. Normalizing post adoption support for all. Child and Family Social Work, 23 (2), pp.137-145, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/cfs.12391. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.

ISSN

1356-7500

eISSN

1365-2206

Language

en