Skateboarding behind the EU lorry—the experience of Romanian professionals struggling to cope with transition while assisting care leavers (Cu skateboard-ul in urma tirului UE—experienta specialistilor romani in efortul lor de a face fata tranzitiei in timp ce asista tinerii care parasesc centrele de plasament)

Anghel, Roxana and Beckett, Chris (2007) Skateboarding behind the EU lorry—the experience of Romanian professionals struggling to cope with transition while assisting care leavers (Cu skateboard-ul in urma tirului UE—experienta specialistilor romani in efortul lor de a face fata tranzitiei in timp ce asista tinerii care parasesc centrele de plasament). European Journal of Social Work, 10 (1). pp. 3-19. ISSN 1468-2664

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Abstract

As a result of the fall of communism in 1989, the Romanian system of public care for children experienced massive shifts in its structure and ethos. One vulnerable area in any such system is the care leaving stage when young people can fall between the childcare and the adult protection systems. This article draws on a qualitative study that focused on the preparation and early outcomes for care leaving in Bucharest. This was undertaken between December 2002 and March 2004 by Anghel, a Romanian researcher reading for a PhD in England. The research aimed to explore the care leaving process through the views and experiences of the care leavers and the childcare professionals. The article briefly describes the structure and legislative base of the care leaving system in Romania, and discusses the political context created by the EU accession process. It then explores some of the themes emerging from the interviews with the professionals operating the system and discusses them within the overarching theme of transition within transitions: the transition of the young people within the context of transitions simultaneously being experienced by the professionals, the childcare system, and the entire society.

Item Type: Journal Article
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Repository Admin
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2010 09:14
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 16:13
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/113610

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