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Social Work with gypsy Roma and traveller children

Allen, D and Adams, P 2013, Social Work with gypsy Roma and traveller children , British Association of Adoption and Fostering, London.

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Abstract

Social work with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children and families has received scant attention, for a variety of reasons, including long-term historical and societal factors. Consequently, the needs of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children in the care system have largely been overlooked. In this complex area of social work, how can practitioners work effectively and constructively with these communities? How can we better understand Gypsy, Roma and Traveller cultures and traditions, and develop culturally competent practice to inform work with these groups? How can we improve the outcomes for looked after children from these families, and help foster carers and adopters to provide the best placements for them? This guide explores: Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities, their ethnicities, cultures and traditions; The legal context and implications for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children in care; The social policy context, including issues surrounding accommodation, education, health and criminal justice; Culturally competent and antidiscriminatory casework, including the practicalities of engaging with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller families; Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children’s experiences of the care system; How to support Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children to have positive views of themselves and to be proud of their identity and heritage; Placement issues, including the assessment and support of family, friends, foster carers and adopters.

Item Type: Book
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences Research
Publisher: British Association of Adoption and Fostering
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9781907585210
Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Dr Dan Allen
Date Deposited: 18 May 2015 16:47
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2015 16:26
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/34539

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