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Foster care, which can include both long- and short-term placements, is the most common way in which local authorities look after other people's children. Examining the problems and the positive experiences of those providing care, Foster Carers is essential reading for social work professionals, academics and foster carers themselves. Through questionnaire responses from over a thousand foster carers across seven different local authorities, the authors highlight the importance of identifying and fulfilling appropriate kinds of care; the need to recruit and retain carers; and, finally, examine the ways that carers can be supported to reduce strain and turnover through, for example, housing and financial support, training and carers' groups. Drawing on the findings of the largest recent study into foster care in the UK, Foster Carers is an invaluable resource for policy makers and practitioners, as well as local authorities working to formulate policies that will provide the support and training needed by foster carers.
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Ian McMahon Sinclair AC (born 10 June 1929) is a retired Australian politician. During his career he was leader of the National Party of Australia and later Speaker of the House of Representatives.
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