Recurrent Care References


Bellew R and Peeran U (2017) After Adoption’s Breaking the Cycle programme: An evaluation of the two year pilot, September 2014 to August 2016. London: Coram.

Broadhurst K and Mason C (2014) ‘Recurrent care proceedings: Part 3: Birth mothers – against the odds: turning points for women who have lost children to public care’, Family Law 44 (11) 1572-1576.

Broadhurst K, Mason C, Bedston S, Alrouh B, Morriss L, McQaurrie et al (2017) Vulnerable birth mothers and recurrent care proceedings: Final main report. Lancaster: Centre for Child and Family Justice Research, Lancaster University. Available online:

Broadhurst, K., Shaw, M., Kershaw, S., Harwin, J., Alrouh, B., Mason, C. and Pilling, M. (2015) ‘Vulnerable birth mothers and repeat losses of infants to public care: is targeted reproductive health care ethically defensible?’ Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 37(1), 84–98.

Care Crisis Review (2018) Care Crisis Review: Options for change. London: Family Rights Group. Available online:

Cox P, Barratt C, Blumenfeld F, Rahemtulla Z, Taggart D and Turton J (2015) Reducing Recurrent Care Proceedings: Service Evaluation of Positive Choices (Suffolk County Council) and Mpower (Ormiston Families). Unpublished report, University of Essex. Available online:

Cox, P. (2012). Marginal mothers, reproductive autonomy and repeat losses to care. Journal of Law and Society, 39, 541–561.

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Harries E, Hodgson L and Noble J (2014) Creating your theory of change: NPC’s practical guide. London: New Philanthropy Capital. Available online:

Harwin J, Broadhurst K, Kershaw S, Shaw M, Alrouh B and Mason C (2014) ‘Recurrent care proceedings: Part 2: Young motherhood and the role of the court’, Family Law 44 (10) 1439-1443.

Harwin J, Alrouh B, Ryan M, McQuarrie T, Golding L, Broadhurst K et al (2016) After FDAC: Outcomes 5 years later. Final report. Lancaster: Lancaster University. (page 11) Available online:

McPherson S, Andrews L, Taggart D, Cox P, Pratt R, Smith V and Thandi J (2018) ‘Evaluating integrative services in edge-of-care work’, Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 40 (3) 299-320. Available online:

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Shaw M, Broadhurst K, Harwin J, Alrouh B, Kershaw S and Mason C (2014) ‘Recurrent care proceedings: Part 1: Progress in research and practice since the Family Justice Council 6th Annual Debate’, Family Law 44 (9) 1284-1287.

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