Promoting resilience in fostered children and young people
The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) would like to thank all of the organisations and individuals who have shaped the development of this guide. We gratefully acknowledge the contributions from:
- the SCIE Advisory Group on Fostering, which is a mix of professionals, young people and policy makers set up to advise SCIE on its work around fostering and who have played an integral role in the development of this guide
- A National Voice, a user group of young people who are, or who have been, looked after in England, for embodying what this guide is about - the strengths of children and their families
- Voices from Care Cymru, a user group of young people who are, or who have been, looked after in Wales, who have worked with us to run creative workshops on fostering practice
- Professor Jane Tunstill, Royal Holloway, University of London, who provided invaluable comments on why the guide will be useful to practitioners and to those in service delivery development
- Professor Robbie Gilligan, Trinity College Dublin, whose message of hope that the lives of children in public care can be made better by promoting children's strengths, has inspired and shaped this guide
The author would also like to thank colleagues at SCIE for their helpful comments on drafts of this guide.