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dc.contributor.authorGoddard, James A.*
dc.contributor.authorBarrett, S.*
dc.date.accessioned2009-08-05T14:46:53Z
dc.date.available2009-08-05T14:46:53Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationGoddard, J and Barrett, S. (2008). Guidance, policy and practice and the health needs of young people leaving care. Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law. Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 31-47.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/3217
dc.descriptionNoen
dc.description.abstractDuring the past ten years, there has been growing interest in the health needs of young people leaving care in England and Wales. Most such young people leave care between the ages of 16 and 18 and many experience significant problems adjusting to independent living. This article fulfils two objectives. First, it examines the legislative and policy context within which practice towards such young people is now conducted. Second, it deepens our understanding of this policy context by reporting the results of a project on this subject that was undertaken in one local authority district in the north of England in 2005. The project surveyed all young care leavers within the district, analysing their health concerns and experiences. Using postal questionnaires (70 responses), face-to-face interviews (30) and focus groups (two), it sought to provide a clear picture of current needs and to inform future policy action by local health and social care professionals.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09649060802124760en
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.subjectYoung peopleen
dc.subjectSocial exclusionen
dc.subjectLeaving careen
dc.subjectLooked after chilcrenen
dc.titleGuidance, policy and practice and the health needs of young people leaving care.en
dc.status.refereedYesen
dc.typeArticleen
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