Foster care

What Works for Children’s Social Care has published a systematic review looking at the lived experience of matching children with foster families and examining the evidence on the outcomes of matching decisions. Analysis of 23 studies found: evidence that matches were often made in a rush or crisis environment; race, ethnicity, culture, religion and language were significant factors in the match decision-making process; and information-sharing was highlighted as being important to both foster carers and children and young people prior to arrival in the home.

Read the news story: Matching in foster care systematic review
Read the report: Matching in foster care systematic review (PDF)

Source: What Works for Children’s Social Care

Date: 31 August 2021