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Developing reflective practiceMaking sense of social work in a world of change$
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Helen Martyn

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9781861342386

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861342386.001.0001

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James: Moving on to independent living

James: Moving on to independent living

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(p.10) James: Moving on to independent living
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Developing reflective practice
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Patrick Lonergan

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861342386.003.0002

This chapter presents a case study concerning the author's social work experience with James, a seventeen-year-old young man of white British/Sicilian origin living in a long-term foster placement in North London, England. It explains that James is subject to Section 31 of the Children Act of 1989 and that the purpose of the intervention was to assist James in his transition to semi or independent living. It discusses the social work process, the author's session with James, and the author's evaluation of his intervention method which was based on attachment theory.

Keywords:   social work, children, foster placement, independent living, North London, England, attachment theory

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