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Durable Solutions

£42.00

The papers of the 2005 Interdisciplinary Conference at Dartington Hall

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£42.00
The conference assembled a uniquely qualified group of contributors, drawn from the many professions involved in the resolution of child welfare problems. This book brings together their papers and offers both theoretical background and practical experience aimed at ensuring that solutions work for children in the long-term.
The book examines the latest thinking on:

  • Court experiences and development outcomes
  • Models for achieving successful agreed and ordered outcomes in private law cases
  • Gender, parenting and the courts
  • Contact in private and public law cases - managing two or more families
  • Permanence for looked after children
  • The way forward - ideas for action

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PLENARY 1: COURT EXPERIENCES AND DEVELOPMENT OUTCOMES

  • The impact of the court process. What do the children tell us?
    Dr Judith Trowell
  • The separate representation of children - in whose best interests?
    Professor Gillian Douglas
  • A father's experience of care proceedings
    Adam Phillips

PLENARY 2: SMALL GROUP DISCUSSIONS

PLENARY 3: MODELS FOR ACHIEVING SUCCESSFUL AGREED AND ORDERED OUTCOMES IN PRIVATE LAW CASES

  • In-court conciliation: brief encounter or permanent resolution?
    Liz Trinder
  • Mediating parental disputes about their children inside and outside the court process: assessing parents' and children's wishes and attachments in private law
    Gill Gorrell-Barnes
  • Early interventions: an alternative to contact disputes in private law family proceedings
    Nicholas Crichton
  • Working with difficult couples in the family justice system
    Dr Christopher Clulow

PLENARY 4: GENDER, PARENTING AND THE COURTS

  • Mothers and fathers
    Katherine Gieve
  • Father-child relationships and children's development: A key to durable solutions?
    Professor Charlie Lewis
  • Parenting disputes, gender conflict and the courts
    Professor Carol Smart

PLENARY 5: CONTACT IN PRIVATE AND PUBLIC LAW CASES: MANAGING TWO OR MORE FAMILIES

  • Contact and children's well being in private and public law
    Dr Danya Glaser
  • Contact with non-resident parents after separation and divorce
    Joan Hunt
  • Contact with non-resident fathers: children's and parents' views
    Professor Judy Dunn
  • Making decisions about contact in foster care and adoption: promoting security and managing risk
    Dr Gillian Schofield
  • Thinking the unthinkable: the implications of research on women and children in relation to domestic violence
    Dr Cathy Humphreys

PLENARY 6: PERMANENCE FOR LOOKED-AFTER CHILDREN

  • Using international comparisons to reflect on permanence options for children in out-of-home care in the UK
    Professor June Thoburn CBE
  • Whose Care Plan is it Anyway?
    David Spicer
  • The role of the independent reviewing officer - a practitioner's view
    Amanda Checkley
  • Permanence for looked-after children
    Paul Clark

PLENARY 7: SMALL GROUP DISCUSSIONS

PLENARY 8: HELPING TO ENSURE SOLUTIONS WORK FOR CHILDREN IN THE LONGER TERM

  • Adoptive parents and children - support from placement to adulthood
    John Simmonds
  • The draft Children and Adoption Bill
    Lord Justice Wall
  • The policy context
    Bruce Clark

PLENARY 9

  • Small group discussions: plenary 8
  • Issues raised in small groups and discussions
  • The conclusion of the conference
Edited by the Rt Hon Lord Justice Thorpe and Rosemary Budden with contributions from leading experts from a range of relevant disciplines.

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