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Globalisation and Child Welfare

Some Lessons from a Cross-National Study of Children in Out-of-Home-Care

Globalisation is (appropriately) having an impact on child welfare policies as well as on related policy areas such as anti-poverty strategies. National and local government agencies are using research and practitioner and policy maker exchanges to learn from other countries in order to improve outcomes for vulnerable children and families. Social work programmes at Masters and Doctoral levels are establishing collaborative links and exchange schemes between academics, researchers and social work managers in countries with diverse needs and populations. But there are also pitfalls associated with incorporating research findings and practice interventions from one country into the policy and practice of another.