Leon Ankersmit

Postgraduate Research Student

Thesis Title

It's complicated: Randomness, complexity and spontaneous self-organisation in the relationship between birth parents and foster carers.

Supervisors

Summary

This mixed-method examination of the working relationship between birth parents and foster carers asks how people relate to each other, what barriers exist to partnership, and what implications are associated with experiences of the relationship. The study findings inform a conceptual framework for supporting partnership between parents and foster carers.