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Young People Transitioning from Out-of-Home Care

International Research, Policy and Practice

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Provides a nuanced picture of how leaving care policy varies according to local, national and international context

  • Stresses that care leavers are a vulnerable group who need more support and protection wherever they live

  • Offers a novel, thematic approach to policy and practice

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Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xli
  2. Comparative Policy and Practice in Different Jurisdictions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 197-197
    2. Leaving Care in the UK and Scandinavia: Is It All That Different in Contrasting Welfare Regimes?

      • Emily R. Munro, Anne-Kirstine Mølholt, Katie Hollingworth
      Pages 199-219
    3. Researching Care Leavers in an Ethical Manner in Switzerland, Germany, Israel and China

      • Samuel Keller, Benjamin Strahl, Tehila Refaeli, Claire (Ting) Zhao
      Pages 241-261
  3. An Analysis of Policy and Practice in Specific Jurisdictions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 263-263

About this book

This book challenges and revises existing ways of thinking about leaving care policy, practice and research at regional, national and international levels. Bringing together contributors from fifteen countries, it covers a range of topical policy and practice issues within national, international or comparative contexts. These include youth justice, disability, access to higher education, the role of advocacy groups, ethical challenges and cultural factors. In doing so it demonstrates that, whilst young people are universally a vulnerable group, there are vast differences in their experiences of out-of-home care and transitions from care, and their shorter and longer-term outcomes. Equally, there are significant variations between jurisdictions in terms of the legislative, policy and practice supports and opportunities made available to them. This significant edited collection is essential reading for all those who work with young people from care, including social workers, counsellors, and youth and community practitioners, as well as for students and scholars of child welfare. 

Keywords

  • Youth justice
  • Disability
  • Higher education
  • Advocacy groups
  • Ethical challenges
  • Cultural factors
  • Outcomes
  • Legislation

Editors and Affiliations

  • Monash University, Victoria, Australia

    Philip Mendes

  • Rural Health School, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Australia

    Pamela Snow

About the editors

Philip Mendes is Associate Professor and Director of the Social Inclusion and Social Policy Research Unit in the Department of Social Work at Monash University, Australia.

Pamela Snow is Professor and Head of the Rural Health School at La Trobe University, Australia.


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Young People Transitioning from Out-of-Home Care

  • Book Subtitle: International Research, Policy and Practice

  • Editors: Philip Mendes, Pamela Snow

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-55639-4

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan London

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-137-55638-7

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-349-71762-0

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-137-55639-4

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XLI, 430

  • Number of Illustrations: 5 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Sociology of Family, Youth and Aging, Medical Sociology, Comparative Social Policy, Social Work

Buying options

eBook USD 79.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-137-55639-4
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 99.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)