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Finding Lost Childhoods

Supporting Care-Leavers to Access Personal Records

Authors: Murray, Suellen

  • Gives practitioners and policymakers direction on how best to support care-leavers in accessing their records
    Makes an original contribution via the analysis of former care residents, supplemented with material from providers and policy makers
    Argues that care-leavers' records’ importance should be reflected in the way that they are made accessible and released

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About this book

This book explores care-leavers’ access to their personal records. People who grew up in care in previous decades may know little about their family nor understand why they were placed in care nor how decisions were made about their lives. Personal records can be a source of this information. Murray posits that it is crucial that those releasing these records understand their significance. Taking a person-centred approach, the book is based on the moving life history accounts of people who have sought their records. Finding Lost Childhoods highlights the importance of records to their identity formation, recounts what they discovered about themselves and their family, and discusses the consequences of finding this information.

 With a focus on policy and practice implications, the book will be of particular interest to those engaged in the work of releasing records, as well as care-leavers themselves, professional bodies, and students and scholars with an interest in social work, policy studies, welfare studies and youth work.

About the authors

Suellen Murray is Associate Professor and Deputy Dean Research in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Murray, Suellen

    Pages 1-35

  • Making Sense of a Childhood in Care

    Murray, Suellen

    Pages 39-59

  • Making Sense of Care Records

    Murray, Suellen

    Pages 61-82

  • The Impact on Care-Leavers of Information in Their Records

    Murray, Suellen

    Pages 83-104

  • Helping Care-Leavers to Find Their Records

    Murray, Suellen

    Pages 107-126

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-57138-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-57137-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Finding Lost Childhoods
Book Subtitle
Supporting Care-Leavers to Access Personal Records
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-57138-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-57138-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-57137-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 216
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