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dc.contributor.authorSkivenes, Marit
dc.contributor.authorThoburn, June
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-18T12:15:59Z
dc.date.available2017-04-18T12:15:59Z
dc.date.issued2016-08
dc.identifier.citationChildren and youth services review 2016, 67:152-160eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1956/15698
dc.description.abstractThe English language term ‘permanence’ is increasingly used in high income countries as a ‘short-hand’ translation for a complex set of aims around providing stability and family membership for children who need child welfare services and out-of-home care. From a scrutiny of legislative provisions, court judgments, government documents and a public opinion survey on child placement options, the paper draws out similarities and differences in understandings of the place of ‘permanence’ within the child welfare discourse in Norway and England. The main differences are that in England the components of permanence are explicitly set out in legislation, statutory guidance and advisory documents whilst in Norway the terms ‘stability’ and ‘continuity’ are used in a more limited number of policy documents in the context of a wide array of services available for children and families. The paper then draws on these sources, and on administrative data on children in care, to tease out possible explanations for the similarities and differences identified. We hypothesise that both long-standing policies and recent changes can be explained by differences in public and political understandings of child welfare and the balance between universal services and those targeted on parents and children identified as vulnerable and in need of specialist services.eng
dc.language.isoengeng
dc.publisherElseviereng
dc.rightsAttribution CC BYeng
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/eng
dc.subjectCare orderseng
dc.subjectChild protectioneng
dc.subjectEnglandeng
dc.subjectNorwayeng
dc.subjectPermanenceeng
dc.subjectPolicyeng
dc.titlePathways to permanence in England and Norway: A critical analysis of documents and dataeng
dc.typeJournal articleeng
dc.date.updated2016-12-15T15:18:14Z
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2016 The Author(s)eng
dc.type.versionpublishedVersioneng
bora.peerreviewedPeer reviewedeng
dc.type.documentJournal article
dc.identifier.cristinID1408134
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.childyouth.2016.05.020eng
dc.source.issn0190-7409eng
bora.bpoaIDbpoa851


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