Care Pathways and Outcomes Study - Institute of Child Care Research
The Care Pathways and Outcomes Study is a unique longitudinal study that has been following a population of children in care in Northern Ireland. This study is a longitudinal study, which began in 2000 by the Institute of Child Care Research at Queens University Belfast.
These short films were produced in partnership with Queen’s Media Services and featured visual representations of the studies’ key findings by local artist Patrick Sanders. They are an example of how The Institute of Child Care Research is trying to make their research reach all audiences.
The Care Pathways and Outcomes Study book has been now published by BAAF. The book, entitled Comparing long-term placements for young children in care - The Care Pathways and Outcomes Study - Northern Ireland, presents the findings of the latest phase of this longitudinal study, which began in 2000. It is authored by Dominic McSherry, Montserrat Fargas Malet, and Kerrylee Weatherall.
The study, funded by the Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland, has followed the progress of a population of children, initially aged 5 years and under, in the Looked After system. It compares outcomes across a range of coping indicators between various placement paths. This book will provide useful information for social work and legal practitioners in terms of long-term planning for Looked After children.
The book will be launched on Wednesday 11th September 2013 at 1.00 pm, in the Canada Room, Queen's University Belfast. Edwin Poots, Minister for Health Social Services and Public Safety, will speak at the event.