Children in Care in Ireland: factors associated with time in care, number and types of placement


Background: Taking children into state care for reasons of abuse or welfare presents social workers with a number of challenges. The system operates under the principle that children should be maintained or reunited with their... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Donna O'Leary (Child and Family Agency, Ireland and University College Cork)
  2. Alastair Christie (University College Cork)
  3. Tony Fitzgerald (University College Cork)

Topic Areas

Family foster care and adoption , Residential child care


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