There are approximately 69,000 children and young people in local authority care in Britain. While much has been written in recent years about poor outcomes for young people who have been looked after by local authorities, very little has been said ...
about those for whom care has been a positive experience. Based on research from the Thomas Coram Unit, the text's contributors look at the views and experiences of young people and provide a more encouraging outlook of what those in care have the potential to achieve. Those factors that help to result in more successful outcomes are identified and policy recommendations are made for enabling young people in and leaving care to triumph when the odds are stacked against them. By focusing on positive outcomes and experiences this book adds a new dimension to the current literature on local authority care of young people and children. Those working within the fields of social care, health and education and students on social work courses will find this essential reading and a welcome addition.