Some Questions to End With

  • R. A. Parker
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It is customary for a report of this kind to end with a rather general plea for more research. We would like to depart slightly from this practice by posing some specific questions which, in our view, deserve attention. These questions might be tackled in various ways: by the collection of biographical information about individual children and families using the methods of literary research; sociological and psychological research studies; or by experimental medical, social work or educational projects.


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Notes References

  1. 2.
    M. Bayley, Mental Handicap and Community Care (Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1973).Google Scholar
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    J. Packman, Child Care Needs and Numbers (Allen and Unwin, 1968),Google Scholar
  3. and B. Davies, Variations in Children’s Services among British Urban Authorities (Bell, 1972).Google Scholar
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    For example, E. Mapstone, ‘Children in Care’, Concern, no. 3 (Nov 1969); J. Essen, L. Lambert and J. Head, ‘School Attainment of Children Who Have Been in Care’, Child: Care, Health and Development, ii, 6 (1976) 339–51;Google Scholar
  5. and L. Lambert, J. Essen and J. Head, ‘Variations in Behaviour Ratings of Children Who Have Been in Care’, Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry xviii, 4 (1977) 335–46.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    P. Moss, ‘Residential Care of Children: a General View’, J. Tizard (ed.), Varieties of Residential Experience (Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1975).Google Scholar

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© National Children’s Bureau 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. A. Parker
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Social Administration, School of Applied Social StudiesUniversity of BristolUK

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