Recommendation ID

Relative effectiveness of interventions to support foster carers:- What is the relative effectiveness and cost effectiveness of the KEEP intervention for foster carers
of abused or neglected children compared to other interventions?

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Why this is important:- There has been no independent UK study of the relative effectiveness of the KEEP intervention for foster carers and abused or neglected children when compared head to head with other interventions for foster carers. (There are effectiveness studies, but these are with a waitlist or service as usual comparator, rather than comparing different forms of support 'head to head'.) Data about outcomes in fostering services which use the KEEP model are kept by the National Implementation Service, which has responsibility for ensuring that model fidelity is maintained, but does not make comparisons with outcomes of other intervention models. A comparison study would help service providers identify the most appropriate model for supporting foster carers and abused or neglected children.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Child abuse and neglect
Date issued
October 2017

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 31/10/2017