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Testing the limits of foster care : fostering as an alternative to secure accommodation

Walker, M. and Hill, M. and Triseliotis, J. (2002) Testing the limits of foster care : fostering as an alternative to secure accommodation. British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF). ISBN 9781903699188

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Abstract

A research study into the issue of secure residential care versus foster care, looking specifically at the Community Alternative Placement Scheme, established to offer foster care to a group of young people who had hitherto been placed in residential care because they were thought to present difficulties too great for family placements to be appropriate - and hence were beyond the limits of foster care. The CAPS scheme offered training and a professional salary to foster carers, and proved that foster care can provide added value in the welfare of the child