Meeting the Challenge?: Young People Leaving Care in Northern Ireland, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Meeting the Challenge?

Young People Leaving Care in Northern Ireland, 1st Edition

By John Pinkerton, Ross McCrea


134 pages

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Published in 1999. Preparation for leaving care and aftercare support, are increasingly important concerns for child care practitioners, policy makers and researchers in the UK. There are now practice imperatives and a clear legal mandate for work in both areas. This Northern Ireland study represents an important contribution to the theoretical debate surrounding these issues and offers a much-needed large-scale empirical study. Key concepts relating to adolescence, childcare careers and youth transition underpin this investigation of a broad range of young people leaving state care.


’This book will be essential reading for all those - practitioners, policy makers and researchers - involved in the provision of leaving care services for vulnerable young people.’ Professor Mike Stein, University of York, UK ’There is no doubt that this thought provoking study not only advances our understanding of the theoretical frameworks underpinning leaving care practice and policy in general but also makes a seminal contribution to the articulation of the leaving care agenda in Northern Ireland for the foreseeable future.’ Youth and Policy

Table of Contents

1. Recognising the Challenge 2. Youth Policy and Leaving Care 3. Methodology 4. The Leaving Care Population 5. The Provided for Group 6. The Preparation and After Care Received 7. Meeting the Challenge?

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Policy
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General