This new and updated edition of this valuable guide will be welcomed at a time of significant change within social services. It has been completed brought up-to-date and offers a legislative framework for each area in practice in addition to practical guidelines for implementing the legislation. Case studies and material used by existing schemes are included.
Produced as a result of collaboration between the regional groups of Shared Care in England and Wales the guide contains contributions and input from each.
Stronger Links will be invaluable to:
purchasers of services;
schemes in the process of setting up;
established schemes who will be able to reflect and measure their existing practice against the good practice advice offered.
Vicky Jones, Shared Care Network, CCETSW, Christine Lenehan, Barnardos and Carol Robinson, Norah Fry Research Centre, University of Bristol
Contents: Introduction; Publicity and recruitment; Access to services; Assessing carers; Assessing children and families; Preparation; Consulting children, parents and carers; Matching and linking; Reviewing and monitoring placements; Reviewing the approval of carers; Training and support for carers; Quality assurance in family-based shared care schemes; Managing good practice; Concluding comments.