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Why policy on contact with children and birth families needs a rethink

13 Feb 18

by Brigid Featherstone, Robin Sen and Anna Gupta.

The recent government review of foster care in England has raised some concerns with regards to the section on contact. The report tendentiously presents both research and the law. Contact is a complicated issue and most research reflects this complexity. By contrast, the report partially cites some of the findings of one study of kinship care in Australia from 2007/8 in support of a sweeping claim…

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