Over half a million children were living in foster care in 2014 (South African Social Security Agency, 2014:1). Each of these placements had to be screened by a social worker in order to make the recommendation that these care givers would make suitable foster parents. There are, however, several concerns about these screening processes, which gave rise to this study.
Carter, J., & Van Breda, A. (2016). THE DESIGN OF A PROTOCOL FOR ASSESSING PROSPECTIVE FOSTER PARENTS IN SOUTH AFRICA. Social Work/Maatskaplike Werk. https://doi.org/10.15270/52-2-501