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The experiences of fostering and adoption processes - Executive Summary

The views of children and young people: literature review and gap analysis

The current financial climate and its impact on local authority service planning and delivery is at the forefront of local decision making. Lead members and officers will want to understand how decisions around service delivery may impact on the experiences of children and young people within the care system.

The Local Government Association (LGA) commissioned the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) to review the existing literature. The study sought to capture the views and experiences of children and young people around the processes of fostering and adoption. The scope of the review covered literature published between 2000 and 2011.