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Brady, Bernadine; Kennan, Danielle; Forkan, Cormac; Tierney, Edel; Jackson, Rebecca; Holloway, Rowan – Child Care in Practice, 2019
The term "participation" is widely used to refer to the involvement of children and young people in decision-making on issues that affect their lives. The Health and Information Quality Authority (HIQA) is the national inspectorate for social care in Ireland. HIQA monitors Tusla, Ireland's child and family agency, for compliance with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Youth, Children, Participation
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Dixon, Jo; Ward, Jade; Blower, Sarah – Child Care in Practice, 2019
There has been increased recognition of the importance of hearing the views of children and young people in and from care about the services and decisions that affect their lives. The emphasis on young people's voices aims to give weight to, and raise awareness of, their experiences and outcomes, and the need for policy and practice improvements.…
Descriptors: Participative Decision Making, Foster Care, Late Adolescents, Foreign Countries
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Rap, Stephanie; Verkroost, Denise; Bruning, Mariëlle – Child Care in Practice, 2019
Since 2015, local municipalities in the Netherlands have been responsible for the organisation of the youth care and child protection system. One of the basic assumptions underlying the new Youth Act (2015) is the mobilisation and empowerment of the family to help solve their problems. Consequently, the participation of children and parents is…
Descriptors: Municipalities, Child Safety, Foreign Countries, Legislation
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Franklin, Anita; Goff, Sarah – Child Care in Practice, 2019
Little research has been undertaken into how children with complex communication needs living in residential care are encouraged to express their views, be involved in decision-making, and importantly, make it known when they are unhappy. This group are often placed a long distance from home and can be some of the most vulnerable children in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communication Problems, Children, Residential Care
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Mannay, Dawn; Staples, Eleanor; Hallett, Sophie; Roberts, Louise; Rees, Alyson; Evans, Rhiannon; Andrews, Darren – Child Care in Practice, 2019
The educational experiences and outcomes of care experienced children and young people is of longstanding concern. The pervasive inequalities they face suggest that current policies have been unable to respond fully to the complex causes of the problem. This paper reflects on a qualitative study into the educational experiences and aspirations of…
Descriptors: Child Care, Children, Youth, Student Empowerment
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Beal, Sarah J.; Wingrove, Twila; Nause, Katie; Lipstein, Ellen; Mathieu, Stephane; Greiner, Mary V. – Child Care in Practice, 2019
For adolescents in protective custody (e.g. foster care), decisions about living arrangements, education, and long-term planning are frequently made outside the courtroom, where involvement in decision-making has been less studied. During in-person interviews with 151 adolescents who were aged 16-20 and had been in child welfare protective custody…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Foster Care, Participative Decision Making, Planning
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Schoenfeld, Elizabeth A.; Bennett, Kate; Manganella, Katy; Kemp, Gage – Child Care in Practice, 2019
Each year, over 600 youth under the age of 25 experience literal homelessness in Austin, Texas. Of these youth, 76% have a history of involvement with foster care or the juvenile justice system--far exceeding the rates of system involvement observed among homeless youth in other large communities in the United States (approximately 54%; Voices of…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Youth, Youth Programs, Program Development
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Glynn, Natalie; Mayock, Paula – Child Care in Practice, 2019
Increasing the participation of children and young people in matters related to their care and aftercare is regarded as international best practice. While research demonstrates that children and young people benefit from involvement in care-related processes, participation continues to pose challenges for social work practitioners. Studies to date…
Descriptors: Late Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Adolescent Attitudes, Child Welfare
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Skar, Ane-Marthe Solheim; De Abreu, Rodrigo Marrecas; Vaughn, Marsha J. – Child Care in Practice, 2019
Malnutrition and a lack of sufficient psychosocial support from caregivers both have a tremendous effect on children's development. Initiatives to support healthy child development in a context of poverty include caregiver interventions. There is growing evidence to support interventions that integrate psychosocial and nutritional support. The…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Residential Care, Individual Development, Social Support Groups
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Farrant, Brad M.; Harrison, Linda J.; Wise, Sarah; Smith, Grant; Zubrick, Stephen R. – Child Care in Practice, 2019
Child care centre attendance is associated with an increased risk of concurrent ear infections, but what is less clear is whether there are any positive or negative long-term effects of early child care attendance on the incidence of ear infections in later childhood. This research assessed the impact of early child care attendance on concurrent…
Descriptors: Child Care Centers, Child Health, Diseases, Risk
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Preston, Nikki; Amod, Zaytoon; Frost, Katharine – Child Care in Practice, 2019
This study explored the perceptions of practitioners who deliver the Baby Mat community-based, parent--infant mental healthcare intervention offered at primary healthcare clinics in Alexandra Township, South Africa. This intervention aims to foster secure attachments between mothers/caregivers and infants, shaping a healthy foundation for future…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Health Services, Intervention, Primary Health Care
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Gwenzi, Getrude Dadirai – Child Care in Practice, 2019
Much research has explored transitions into adulthood for children living in out-of-home care. However, most of these studies are concentrated in Western countries, leaving a gap of information from the Global South. This paper discusses findings from a small-scale qualitative study conducted in Harare, Zimbabwe. Semi-structured interviews with (n…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Care, Residential Care, Caregiver Attitudes
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Costantini, Cristina; Harris, Gillian; Reddy, Vasudevi; Akehurst, Lucy; Fasulo, Alessandra – Child Care in Practice, 2019
Advice about the age for introducing complementary food to infants varies across European countries. Little is known about the actual practice of complementary feeding (CF) in the face of different advice from health professionals within Europe, nor about the impact of different ages of onset of CF on infant food acceptance. This longitudinal…
Descriptors: Food, Infants, Nutrition, Cross Cultural Studies
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Bywater, Tracey; Gridley, Nicole; Berry, Vashti; Blower, Sarah; Tobin, Kate – Child Care in Practice, 2019
Background: Group-based parent programmes demonstrate positive benefits for adult and child mental health, and child behaviour outcomes. Greater fidelity to the programme delivery model equates to better outcomes for families attending, however, fidelity is typically self-monitored using programme specific checklists. Self-completed measures are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Education, Check Lists, Psychometrics
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Cody, Claire; D'Arcy, Kate – Child Care in Practice, 2019
This article draws attention to international evidence that highlights the value and challenges of promoting youth participation among and for young people affected by, or at risk of, sexual violence. The article draws on evidence from two pan-European projects that took place between 2013 and 2017 and aimed to give young people a voice in order…
Descriptors: Violence, Safety, Correlation, Disadvantaged
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