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Author Ward, Harriet, 1948-
Title Costs and consequences of placing children in care / Harriet Ward, Lisa Holmes and Jean Soper.
Imprint London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, [2008]
©2008

Series Child welfare outcomes
Child welfare outcomes (Jessica Kingsley Publishers)
Subject Child care -- Economic aspects -- Great Britain.
Child care services -- Great Britain.
Children -- Institutional care -- Great Britain.
Alt Name Holmes, Lisa.
Soper, Jean.
Description 1 online resource (288 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 276-282) and indexes.
Contents Introduction -- Identifying local authorities and children for exploring the costs of care -- The development of unit costs for social care processes -- Placement patterns, processes and costs -- Children and costs -- Need, cost, service and outcome -- The relationship between cost and value : children's views of the value of services -- The cost calculator for children's services -- Conclusion : cost calculations and their implications for policy and practice.
Summary It costs more to place a child in the care of a local authority than it does to send a child to a top boarding school, and there are substantial variations in costs both between and within authorities. This book gets to the bottom of the costs of care and provides an insight into how these variations in cost relate to differences in children's needs, and most importantly, whether higher costs reflect better services and better outcomes for children. Costs and Consequences for Children Placed Away from Home draws from new original research, and considers the implications for best practice and f.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781846428227 (electronic bk.)
184642822X (electronic bk.)
1843102730 (cloth)
9781843102731 (cloth)
1281782505
9781281782502
9781843102731
ISBN/ISSN 9786611782504
OCLC # 300482806
Additional Format Print version: Ward, Harriet, 1948- Costs and consequences of placing children in care. London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2008 9781843102731 (DLC) 2008004451 (OCoLC)192134298