• Richard Whipp
  • Ian Kirkpatrick
  • Martin Kitchener


This study has been concerned with one of the less-researched areas of social care — the external management of children’s homes. As will be clear by now, the sample of authorities presents a mixed pattern of achievement in solving the problems of externally managed residential homes for children. Nevertheless, as the findings show, there exists the potential to address such difficulties through fresh thinking about management and the exploration of new uses of accepted practices.


Foster Care Social Care Residential Care Child Welfare System Line Management 
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© Richard Whipp, Ian Kirkpatrick and Martin Kitchener 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Whipp
    • 1
  • Ian Kirkpatrick
    • 2
  • Martin Kitchener
    • 3
  1. 1.Cardiff Business SchoolUK & Pro Vice-Chancellor Cardiff UniversityUK
  2. 2.Leeds University Business SchoolUK
  3. 3.Department of Social & Behavioural SciencesUniversity of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA

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