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Title: The role of the reflective function of foster carers in the quality of long-term foster placements: An exploratory study
Author: Granger, Charlotte Elizabeth Graham
ISNI:       0000 0001 3510 8730
Awarding Body: Oxford University
Current Institution: University of Oxford
Date of Award: 2008
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The poor outcomes for children who are looked after in the UK care system are currently of significant concern. Both researchers and clinicians have identified reflective function as an important quality within the caregiver-child relationship, particularly in the development of secure attachment. It is suggested, therefore, that this may be an important quality to identify and develop in foster carers, as it may lead to a better quality of foster placement. This study therefore aimed to explore the link between the reflective function of the foster carer, the attachment behaviours of foster carers and children in foster care, and placement quality.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Clin.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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