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Family Matters No. 76 - June 2007

That elusive but essential element beyond sound legislation, policy and theoretical perspectives

Bernie Geary

Abstract

The primary focus of this article is to present the critical elements of a quality service to highly vulnerable children who require the state to act as parent for various periods of time. The author reviews recent developments in policy development and notes that the professional sector associated with family support, child protection and state care now recognises the need for knowledge of a range of theories and disciplines and how they might interrelate.

The primary focus of this article is to present the critical elements of a quality service to highly vulnerable children who require the state to act as parent for various periods of time. The author reviews recent developments in policy development and notes that the professional sector associated with family support, child protection and state care now recognises the need for knowledge of a range of theories and disciplines and how they might interrelate.

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