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Title: Emotional and behavioural difficulties of children and young people at entry into care
Authors: Sempik, Joe
Ward, Harriet
Darker, Iain T.
Keywords: Emotional difficulties
Local authority care
Looked-after children
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: © SAGE Publications
Citation: SEMPIK, J., WARD, H. and DARKER, I.T., 2008. Emotional and behavioural difficulties of children and young people at entry into care. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 13 (2), pp. 221 - 233.
Abstract: Emotional and behavioural difficulties of a sample of children and young people were identified at the point of entry to local authority care by analysis of social work case files. The files indicated high levels of need, including that in children aged under 5. Bedwetting was identified as an important issue related to the physical health and emotional well-being of looked-after children. There was an association between bedwetting and emotional and behavioural problems. Analysis of placement types at entry to care showed that significantly more boys than girls were first placed in residential care.
Description: This article was published in the journal, Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry [© SAGE Publications] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1177/1359104507088344
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1177/1359104507088344
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/15886
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1359104507088344
ISSN: 1359-1045
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