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Title: Comparing costs of multidimensional treatment foster care with those of other placements
Authors: Holmes, Lisa
Westlake, David
Keywords: Unit costs
Outcomes
Multi-dimensional treatment foster care (MTFC)
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: © Loughborough University
Citation: HOLMES, L. and WESTLAKE, D., 2008. Comparing costs of multidimensional treatment foster care with those of other placements. Paper presented at Care Matters : Transforming Lives – Improving Outcomes Conference (incorporating the 8th International Looking After Children Conference), 7-9 July 2008, Keble College Oxford UK.
Abstract: Background Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care (MTFC) is a specialist model of foster care developed by Oregon Social Learning Center, USA. It is designed to provide a therapeutic environment that aims to address the needs of young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties. After positive evaluations in the USA, which suggest that such a structured approach may produce better outcomes, twenty-one local authorities in England and Wales have implemented MTFC as part of a pilot of the programme. The Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) commissioned this study after concerns about the costs of MTFC have raised questions about the long-term sustainability of the programme
Description: This is a conference paper.
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/3574
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