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Karin Cooper

Lecturer/Head of Department for Psychological Health, Wellbeing and Social Work


Displaying the ‘professional self’: the impact of social workers' performance and practice on kinship carers' own children (2016)
Journal Article
Cooper, K. (2017). Displaying the ‘professional self’: the impact of social workers' performance and practice on kinship carers' own children. Child & family social work, 22(2), 914-922. https://doi.org/10.1111/cfs.12311

© 2016 John Wiley & Sons Ltd Limited research has been conducted in relation to social work and the impact upon kinship carers' own children in a UK context. This paper argues that pressure from government policy imperatives and organizational prio... Read More about Displaying the ‘professional self’: the impact of social workers' performance and practice on kinship carers' own children.

Revealing the lived reality of kinship care through children and young people’s narratives: "It’s not all nice, it’s not all easy-going, it’s a difficult journey to go on" (2013)
Book Chapter
Cooper, K. (2013). Revealing the lived reality of kinship care through children and young people’s narratives: "It’s not all nice, it’s not all easy-going, it’s a difficult journey to go on". In J. R. McCarthy, C. Hooper, & V. Gillies (Eds.), Family troubles?: Exploring changes and challenges in the family lives of children and young people (119-129). Bristol: Policy Press. https://doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781447304432.003.0010

This chapter examines kinship carers’ own children’s experiences of the kinship care arrangement (also known as family and friends care), drawing on research with kinship care families involving interviews with carers, carers’ own children and placed... Read More about Revealing the lived reality of kinship care through children and young people’s narratives: "It’s not all nice, it’s not all easy-going, it’s a difficult journey to go on".

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