What do child characteristics contribute to outcomes from care: A PRISMA review

Pritchett, R., Gillberg, C. and Minnis, H. (2013) What do child characteristics contribute to outcomes from care: A PRISMA review. Children and Youth Services Review, 35(9), pp. 1333-1341. (doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2013.05.001)

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This article presents the findings from a systematic review of the literature regarding factors related to positive placement outcomes. Children in care are particularly vulnerable to problems with their emotional and behavioural development. It is important to know which factors affect whether children will have a positive placement outcome or not. Previous research has aimed to examine this, and has found that certain child characteristics can affect placement outcome. Reviews have not reported their search strategy in line with PRISMA guidelines, nor have they always reported the source of the data. This review was particularly interested in which studies had contact with the children or carers themselves, as opposed to a reliance on administrative data. There appear to be child characteristics that affect placement outcome, but findings need to be interpreted with caution due to a high volume of results from administrative data. Future research should aim to conduct full assessments with children when they come into care.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Children and Youth Services Review. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Children and Youth Services Review, 35(9), 2013. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2013.05.001
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Minnis, Professor Helen and Gillberg, Professor Christopher and Pritchett, Miss Rachel
Authors: Pritchett, R., Gillberg, C., and Minnis, H.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Journal Name:Children and Youth Services Review
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2013 Elsevier
First Published:First published in Children and Youth Services Review 35(9):1333-1341
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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