By Lisa Holmes, Richard Olsen, Jean Soper, Harriet Ward
It expenses extra to put a toddler within the care of a neighborhood authority than it does to ship a baby to a most sensible boarding college, and there are giant adaptations in charges either among and inside of authorities.This ebook will get to the ground of the prices of care and gives an perception into how those diversifications in price relate to ameliorations in kid's wishes, and most significantly, even if better expenses mirror larger providers and higher results for children."Costs and outcomes for kids positioned clear of domestic" attracts from new unique examine, and considers the results for most sensible perform and destiny coverage. It additionally positive aspects information regarding a newly pioneered source: an absolutely potential determination research version designed to be used in neighborhood experts which makes use of ancient information for every baby to calculate the possible rate outcomes of distinction placement choices.This booklet sheds mild on the way to calculate the monetary and social bills of care, and may be important to either social paintings managers and coverage makers operating in kid's services." the kid Welfare results" sequence attracts on present examine and coverage debates to aid social paintings managers and coverage makers comprehend and enhance results of providers for kids and children in desire. Taking an evidence-based method, those books comprise kid's personal reviews in addition to research of prices and effectiveness of their review of interventions, and supply suggestions on find out how to improve greater coverage, perform and coaching.
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As our methodology has subsequently extended to cover costs for all children in need, we have used costs developed by other studies in the initiative as a starting point for further cost calculations (see Chapter 9). It should also be noted that our original study focused on developing unit costs for the provision of social care. However, social work interventions are only some among a range of services provided to looked after children, many of whom, as subsequent chapters will show, also require additional support from education, health, child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) and other agencies.
We also encountered a number of other difficulties in matching authorities. While the first authorities selected fitted the blueprint on paper, not all agreed to participate. As the second or third best match was invited to join the study, the similarities and differences between the authorities were less apparent. In particular, several London boroughs declined the invitation to participate on the very real grounds that they were short-staffed and under-resourced, and the matching process had virtually to be abandoned in the attempt to find recruits.
Other out-of-area placements, however, may be at long distances from the responsible authority, thus requiring extensive travelling time and higher levels of activity from professionals to support them properly, both of which elements add to their costs (Cooper 2002). Out-of-authority placements also tend to be unpopular with children: the young people we interviewed made comments such as the following concerning them: I’m happy in this home, but not in the area. It’s too far away from my friends… I’ve no family or friends nearby and few people in my family here.
Costs and Consequences of Placing Children in Care (Child Welfare Outcomes) by Lisa Holmes, Richard Olsen, Jean Soper, Harriet Ward