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dc.contributor.authorSloan, Brian
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-08T13:55:27Z
dc.date.available2021-06-08T13:55:27Z
dc.date.issued2020-04-30
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/323566
dc.description.abstract<p>This chapter, which focuses on English law, considers preference for adoption in some circumstances from a comparative law perspective, before comparing the treatment of adoption to that of other forms of care: parental care, kinship care, foster care, and institutional care. It argues that although adoption is the most satisfactory outcome for some children, it should not be considered a panacea. While a range of options is available for children in England whose parents encounter difficulties in looking after them, the government has a stronger preference for adoption than is the case in many other jurisdictions. I view this preference with a critical eye, given that it is likely to be “easier” than investing properly in foster care services and other forms of lesser intervention.</p>
dc.publisherOxford University Press
dc.titleAdoption Versus Alternative Forms of Care
dc.typeBook chapter
prism.endingPage226
prism.publicationDate2020
prism.startingPage208
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.71025
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190694395.013.9
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2020-04-30
dc.contributor.orcidSloan, Brian [0000-0003-3468-8950]
dcterms.isPartOfOxford Handbook of Children and the Law
rioxxterms.typeBook chapter
cam.issuedOnline2018-12-11


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