Projects completed in 2017
|Project Title||Outcomes for Permanence and Stability for Children in Care|
July 2014-April 2017
|Research Team||Prof. Caroline McGregor,Dr Carmel Devaney and Dr Lisa Moran|
|Project Summary||This study focuses upon outcomes for permanence and stability for children in long term care, general foster care, residential care and relative care of TUSLA, the Child and Family Agency in Ireland. Drawing upon a mixed method approach, the project aims to elicit and test a range of indicators of outcomes for children in Irish long term care services, providing a rich picture of factors affecting the likelihood of children to achieve permanency and stability in their living arrangements when exiting care.One of the principal aims of this study is to provide guidance for social work practitioners in Ireland on how best to identify and measure tangible outcomes with regard to stability and permanence for young people in care. This research is important therefore, for decision-making about achieving the best possible outcomes for children and young people in Irish care services and it is also significant for conference and court reporting about outcomes for children in care.
Outcomes for Permanence and Stability for Children in Long-term Care
Scoping Review of International and Irish Literature on Outcomes for Permanence and Stability for Children in Care