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Teenagers in foster care: Issues, themes, and debates from and for practice and policy

Journal article
Authors L. Shuker
J. Sebba
Ingrid Höjer
Published in Child & Family Social Work
Volume 24
Issue 3
Pages 349-353
ISSN 1356-7500
Publication year 2019
Published at Department of Social Work
Pages 349-353
Language en
Keywords foster care, foster care (family), fostering, teenagers, unaccompanied asylum-seeking, people leaving care, young-people, youth, transition, children, Family Studies, Social Work
Subject categories Social Work


The task of fostering adolescents is unique, requiring skills, qualities, and information that acknowledge each young person's particular needs. This editorial summarises a range of research in this special issue covering parenting styles, transitions out of care, child sexual exploitation, and the needs of LGBTQ and separated teenagers. Three themes emerging from the papers are discussed: autonomy and control; risk, resilience, and trauma; and relationships, identity, and stigma.

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