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EPDF and EPUB available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. Based on groundbreaking original research, this book provides a comprehensive account of the issues surrounding pregnancy and parenthood for young people in and leaving care. Featuring the voices of care-experienced parents, together with reflections from practitioners, it offers valuable insights into the issues facing this group. Using qualitative data to explore why parenthood is such an important issue for young people in and leaving care, this book shows what can be learned from their experiences in order to improve outcomes for parents and children in the future. The author highlights the practical and emotional needs of care-experienced parents and gives clear advice for practitioners on how these needs might be better addressed through summary points, practice guidance and recommendations for policy and practice.

Table of Contents

  1. Front Cover
  2. p. 1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Table of contents
  2. p. v
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  1. List of tables
  2. p. vi
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  1. About the author and contributors
  2. p. vii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. viii
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  1. 1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-14
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  1. 2. Early pregnancy risk and missed opportunities to plan for parenthood
  2. pp. 15-40
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  1. 3. Outcomes for parents in and leaving care: parenting 'success' and corporate parenting failure
  2. pp. 41-54
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  1. 4. Professional perspectives: assessing parenting potential and managing dual responsibilities
  2. pp. 55-72
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  1. 5. The experiences of parents: hopes, anxieties and reflections
  2. pp. 73-94
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  1. 6. Responding to diverse needs: support availability, sustainability and acceptability
  2. pp. 95-122
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  1. 7. Conclusion: if this were my child
  2. pp. 123-142
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  1. References
  2. pp. 143-158
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 159-164
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781447354307
Related ISBN(s)
9781447354291
MARC Record
OCLC
1243545791
Pages
172
Launched on MUSE
2021-04-09
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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