Costs and Consequences of Placing Children in Care

JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERSSKU: 9781843102731

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Imprint: JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
By:
Jean Soper,Harriet Ward,Lisa Holmes,Richard Olsen
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HARDBACK
Pages:
288

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Preface.; Authors' note.; 1. Introduction.; 2. Identifying Local Authorities and Children for Exploring the Costs of Care.; 3. The Development of Unit Costs for Social Care Processes.; 4. Placement Patterns, Processes and Costs.; 5. Children and Costs.; 6. Need, Cost, Service and Outcome.; 7. The Relationship Between Cost and Value: Children's Views of the Value of Services.; 8. The Cost Calculator for Children's Services.; 9. Conclusion: Cost Calculations and their Implications for Policy and Practice.; References.; Index. Acknowledgements.; 1. Introduction.; 2. Our Approach.; 3. Factors Likely to Affect Differences in Costs of Social Service Provision Between the Authorities.; 4. The Development of Unit Costs for Social Work Processes.; 5. Placement Patterns, Processes and Costs.; 6. Children and Costs.; 7. Need, Cost and Service.; 8. The Relationship Between Cost and Value: Children's Views of the Value of Services.; 9. The Decision Analysis Model.; 10. Conclusions.; References.; Appendix 1.; Appendix 2.; Appendix 3.; Appendix 4.; Index.

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