In this book leading academics gather together the latest research relating to the transition of young people leaving care, outlining and comparing the range of legal and policy frameworks, welfare regimes and innovative practice across 16 countries. The book also highlights the variations that exist between different groups leaving care.
Mike Stein is a research professor in the Social Policy Research Unit at the University of York. He has researched the problems and challenges faced by young people leaving care for 25 years. He contributed to Guidance and training materials on leaving care for the Children Act 1989 and the Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000. He has published extensively in the field and has been consulted by government, local authorities and voluntary organisations on the development of leaving care services in the UK and internationally. Emily R. Munro is Research Fellow at the Centre for Child and Family Research (CCfR), Loughborough University. Her research interests include the interaction between different professional groups in the decision-making process influencing life pathways and outcomes for vulnerable children and innovative methodologies to ensure that services users' views inform policy and practice. She is co-author of Babies and Young Children in Care (with Harriet Ward and Chris Dearden) also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers in the Child Welfare Outcomes series.