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Biografiearbeit im Pflegekinderwesen – Ergebnisse einer Expertenbefragung in Deutschland und Großbritannien

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Life Story Work in Foster Care – Results from an Expert Survey in Germany and Great Britain

This article presents the results of an exploratory study on the current practice of life story work in the German foster care system. As life story work with foster and adopted children has a long tradition in the UK, both German and British experts were interviewed. The comparative analysis showed that life story work in the German foster care system is characterized by a rather heterogeneous practice and is considerably less established than in Great Britain. From the point of view of the German experts surveyed, several improvements make sense, such as the introduction of quality standards for life story work and mandated training for pedagogical professionals in the foster care sector. The interviews conducted with the British experts provide valuable ideas for practical applications in Germany.