When is it safe for maltreated children to go home? Making the right decisions for reunification or long-term care

Wednesday 1 February 2012, 2.00PM to 16:15

Speaker(s): Jim Wade, Senior Research Fellow, Social Policy Research Unit, University of York

MRC Seminar 1 February 2012 (MS Word , 66kb)

Separating maltreated children from their parents and either returning them home or providing them with long-term alternative care are amongst the most serious interventions made by children’s social care services. The decisions associated with separation and return are very difficult to take and have long-term consequences for the children and families concerned. This seminar is concerned with what happens to children as a result of these decisions and will share important new findings that have emerged from a study that formed part of the Government’s safeguarding children research initiative.

Location: University of York

Admission: see flyer

Email: jp42@york.ac.uk

Telephone: 01904 321237