chapter  2
Who is in care and where do they live?
Pages 19

While the focus of this book is primarily on contemporary research, policy and practice, this chapter begins by providing an historical overview of the development of the care system and the factors which have contributed both to the nature of placements and those who are targeted for intervention. It then proceeds to explore the make-up of the current care population and the nature of their placements, before reviewing developments in contemporary policy and practice.