The regulation of out-of-home care

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Title The regulation of out-of-home care
Author Tilbury, Clare
Journal Name British Journal of Social Work
Year Published 2007
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Oxford University Press
Abstract The regulation of out-of-home care in Australia has become increasingly formalised and detailed, partly driven by a recent wave of audits of abuse in foster care. The emergence and possible consequences of this increased regulation are examined, with a particular focus on relative care. A pluralist-democratic approach to accountability would involve a regulatory regime linked to other quality strategies, with the emphasis on improved quality and outcomes rather than compliance with policy and procedures. The concentration on expanding the regulatory regime is contrasted with more limited efforts to improve carer support, an essential ingredient of an effective foster care system.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2007 Oxford University Press. This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in British Journal of Social Work following peer review. Please refer to the link for the definitive publisher-authenticated version.
Volume 37
Issue Number 2
Page from 209
Page to 224
ISSN 0045-3102
Date Accessioned 2007-06-21
Language en_AU
Research Centre Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject PRE2009-Social Work
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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