Can Clinical Pathways be Developed to Offer Assistance in Child Care Cases?

Place, Maurice and Murdoch, James (2013) Can Clinical Pathways be Developed to Offer Assistance in Child Care Cases? International Review of Social Sciences and Humanities, 5 (2). pp. 184-192. ISSN 2250-0715

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Abstract

Clinical and care pathways are increasingly being used to help with decision-making in various areas of health and social care. The value of these pathways is that they provide a standard approach to offering care, help maintain quality of delivery, and control cost. This paper reports on the first step in developing a pathway which may assist in the very difficult process of deciding the level of contact to birth parents of children after their removal from their care. The use of such a pathway in this area is fraught with difficulty, but if successful may help practitioners achieve the arrangements that are in the best interests of the child.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Parental contact, care proceedings, care pathway, fostering, open adoption
Subjects: L500 Social Work
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Health, Community and Education Studies > Social Work and Communities
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2015 15:22
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:31
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/21066

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