Adoption as part of the Irish care system: a new challenge for social work?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/617884
Title:
Adoption as part of the Irish care system: a new challenge for social work?
Authors:
O'Brien, Valerie; Palmer, Angela
Affiliation:
University College Dublin (UCD)
Citation:
O'Brien, V. & Palmer, A. (2016) "Adoption as Part of the Irish Care System: a New Challenge for Social Work?" The Irish Social Worker Spring 2016, (p. 52-58).
Publisher:
Irish Association of Social Workers
Journal:
The Irish Social Worker
Issue Date:
1-Mar-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/617884
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Placing adoption as an adjunct to the care system will have many implications for current service delivery and especially for social work practice. Not only is it likely to change the nature of care planning, foster and adoptive parent assessment and social work involvement in judicial processes, but it also has implications for the profession’s relationship with adoption. This seismic shift requires keen deliberation at a policy and practice level if best outcomes for some of the most vulnerable children in Irish society are to be realized. The debate needs to include those individuals affected by and responsible for legislative change, policy formation and best practice and its implementation (O’Brien and Palmer, 2015). This paper sets out to explore a number of the issues involved.
Keywords:
ADOPTION; SOCIAL WORK; CHILD IN CARE

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Brien, Valerieen
dc.contributor.authorPalmer, Angelaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-03T14:48:35Z-
dc.date.available2016-08-03T14:48:35Z-
dc.date.issued2016-03-01-
dc.identifier.citationO'Brien, V. & Palmer, A. (2016) "Adoption as Part of the Irish Care System: a New Challenge for Social Work?" The Irish Social Worker Spring 2016, (p. 52-58).en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/617884-
dc.descriptionPlacing adoption as an adjunct to the care system will have many implications for current service delivery and especially for social work practice. Not only is it likely to change the nature of care planning, foster and adoptive parent assessment and social work involvement in judicial processes, but it also has implications for the profession’s relationship with adoption. This seismic shift requires keen deliberation at a policy and practice level if best outcomes for some of the most vulnerable children in Irish society are to be realized. The debate needs to include those individuals affected by and responsible for legislative change, policy formation and best practice and its implementation (O’Brien and Palmer, 2015). This paper sets out to explore a number of the issues involved.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Association of Social Workersen
dc.subjectADOPTIONen
dc.subjectSOCIAL WORKen
dc.subjectCHILD IN CAREen
dc.titleAdoption as part of the Irish care system: a new challenge for social work?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity College Dublin (UCD)en
dc.identifier.journalThe Irish Social Workeren
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