An exploration into sibling attachment, focusing on the assessment of sibling relationships and guidance for placing siblings in local authority care

Tully, Danielle (2010) An exploration into sibling attachment, focusing on the assessment of sibling relationships and guidance for placing siblings in local authority care. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Sibling relationships are integral to child development and wellbeing. Attachment theory examines relationships and behaviours. It is a framework for understanding an individual’s history and the impact this has on their psychosocial development throughout their life. Exploring a child’s attachment to their siblings serves to distinguish the dynamics of sibling relationships and the quality thereof. When planning for children who are cared for by a local authority, sibling relationships and placements for the children have to be considered. Separation of siblings in care can have adverse effects upon the child’s ongoing development. This dissertation offers a literature review of established and contemporary perspectives. It focuses on attachment theory in relation to siblings, assessment processes currently undertaken by local authorities and the guidance underpinning the sibling placement decisions. It outlines the magnitude of sibling relationships and how this must be of paramount consideration in planning for a child’s future.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences and Social Work
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:15
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/794

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