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Unformatted text preview: Child Care in Practice, Vol. 8, No. 4, 2002 Foreword LYNNE PEYTON, Editorial Board While there is no one specific theme for this edition, readers will identify with a number of ongoing issues, including mechanisms for measuring whether family support is effective, valuing/promoting high-quality volunteer work with children, and achieving best practice in childrens legal proceedings. We also have a welcome international contribution from a colleague in Norway. In the first of two papers considering the provision of family support services, Pat Dolan and Stephanie Holt compare and contrast two projects within Health Boards in Ireland, both of which supported families in adversity. They recognise that, to be perceived as helpful by parents, support needs to be enduring, non-directive and non-judgemental. In the second paper, Valerie McGuffin reviews the history of Homestart Northern Ireland in helping families with children under 5 years old and reports on the development of a monitoring...
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