British Journal of Social Work
This is a book that should be read by policy makers, social services managers, social workers and students. If reading the whole book seems too daunting, they can benefit from the insights of particular chapters and should certainly read the concluding chapter in full.
Practitioners, researchers and policymakers should own a copy of Foster Children and everyone who works in child care should read the book as it represents a major contribution in the field.
Research in Practice
We are regularly told that the care system fails young people. The authors here are not starry-eyed. They are honest about the shortcomings of corporate parenthood. But they also offer some encouragement about how we as individuals can still make a difference if we think more carefully and practice more intelligently. Don't accept my inadequate summary; read it for yourself.
Child and Family Social Work
It is well written, perceptive and sharp, making strong links with policy and practice... It is a very stimulating read and a model example of how to undertake and report a scientifically robust investigation.