Why do foster care placements break down? A study on factors influencing foster care placement in Flanders.

Author:Davies, Miranda
Position:Fostering - Report
 
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VANDERFAEILLIE J, VAN HOLEN F and COUSSENS S

'Why do foster care placements break down? A study on factors influencing foster care placement in Flanders'

International Journal of Child & Family Welfare 11, June-September 2008 pp 77-87, USA

A random sample of one hundred cases in which Flemish children had been fostered through a Committee for Special Youth Care or a juvenile court in 1999 was followed up to assess the success of the fostering arrangements. It was found that over the subsequent six or seven years, 57 per cent of the placements had broken down prematurely and, contrary to many other studies, that the rate was higher for kinship placements than for...

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