C.van Nijnatten and W. de Graaf
Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, vol. 24, 2002, p. 263-277
The Dutch adoption law of 1956 enabled children to be relocated from an "immoral" life with their unmarried mother to a "normal" family life. However, since the social acceptance of "families with a difference" in the 1980s, the supply of Dutch children for adoption has fallen. This has led to a rise in international adoptions and an increased focus on the interests of adoptive parents. This is reflected in an increased acceptance of the right to parenthood and the growth of reproductive technology.
Children and Society, vol. 17, 2003, p.3-17
The Looking After Children (LAC) materials are a set of measures developed in England in the 1990s designed to produce a picture of the characteristics of children in public care, the services provided for them and the outcomes they experience. Article reports results of an evaluation of a trial implementation of LAC in Victoria, Australia. Findings suggest an improvement in the monitoring of children's developmental progress and developmental gains for some children after implementation. Perceptions of the materials were also generally positive.
M. J. Bannon and Y.H. Carter (eds)
Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2003
Examining child abuse and neglect as it presents itself in primary care, book looks at the role health professionals play in the child protection process. It covers issues such as child protection in our multi-cultural society and compares different systems across Europe.