Meeting the Needs of Children In Care – Collaborative Team Around the Child
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This thesis discusses the needs of children in care. This unique group of children are exposed to many stressors early on in their lives and often struggle through many disruptions in the care they receive through their childhood. These disruptions can cause a break in their attachment. This thesis supports the importance of attachment to the well-being of children. There is an emphasis on the building and nurturing of lifelong relationships. Children in care are raised within a system, while this is not ideal, but there are many ways in which the current system delivered by social services can be improved. This thesis puts forward one way, Collaborative Team around the Child (CTAC). This approach offers guidance and structure to the professionals working with children in care. It highlights the many barriers that the child and their family can encounter within social services agency and the care system. There is an emphasis on the role of the therapist for the child within the CTAC. This therapist needs to offer a service to the child that will meet her or his needs and to provide that service for as long as is needed by the child. The stories of children in care are shared with the reader in this thesis to illuminated the problems and possible interventions needed to support these children. Finally, there is an exploration of further areas of research and the limitations of this thesis.