Fostering better care. Improving foster care provision around the world

The paper suggests that further efforts are needed to ensure that foster care is an option open to a wider range of children. Foster care leads to better outcomes for children than harmful forms of residential care, and may be a more suitable choice than kinship care or adoption for some girls and boys. Foster care is a highly flexible form of alternative care that can provide a family home for children for long or short periods, prevent a permanent loss of parental care or provide therapeutic support. In the long run at least, foster care is more cost-effective than residential care.

Published 2011-07-25

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2011
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Delap, Emily
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pdf, 44p.
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© EveryChild. June 2011
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East Africa

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Publication year
2011
Author(s)
Delap, Emily
Format
pdf, 44p.
Rights
© EveryChild. June 2011
Creative Commons License
None
Region
East Africa