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Necessity of a national guideline for the management of children in foster care

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M. Vidanapathirana ,

University of Sri Jayewardenepura, LK
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Professor of Forensic Medicine

Faculty of Medical Sciences

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KMB Tikiri Gunathilake

Provincial General Hospital, Ratnapura, LK
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Abstract

There are around 400 children’s homes in Sri Lanka and nearly 2400 children receive foster care. Children in foster care homes suffer secondary victimization and life fatal events. Some countries such as USA, UK and India have developed “Guidelines for the management of foster care children” but in Sri Lanka we do not have such guidelines. Attention is drawn to the causes of death of 16 children at the index foster care home since year 2001. To reduce secondary victimization, morbidity and mortality of children, a ‘National Guideline for the management of children in foster care homes’ should be developed at the earliest.
How to Cite: Vidanapathirana, M. & Gunathilake, K.T., (2016). Necessity of a national guideline for the management of children in foster care. Journal of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine. 3, pp.E29:1–E29:5. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jpgim.8093
Published on 18 Oct 2016.
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