Evaluative research project on fostering service

Evaluative research project on fostering service

An evaluative research project regarding the effectiveness of a therapeutic fostering team. REFERENCE C377.12

Awarding body Nottinghamshire County Council

Est. value


Est. Start Date: 01/04/2012
Est. End Date: 31/03/2013


An evaluative research project regarding the effectiveness of a therapeutic fostering team. The team is called Fostering Futures and is a specialist part of Nottinghamshire County Council’s fostering service. The therapeutic foundation of the team’s work is located in attachment theory and its practice in attachment-based interventions such as Theraplay ® and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP).The research project will evaluate the following requirements aspects of the team:-
• The background, experience and specialist knowledge of its foster carers and social workers
• The effectiveness of the team’s therapeutic foundation in establishing a ‘secure base’ for children ‘looked after’ by its foster carers
• A longitudinal aspect to the research with regard to the development of the children ‘looked after’ by the team’s foster carers
The research has potential links with research which will be undertaken on the subject of DDP in the near future.
The researchers will report back to the County Council on their findings.
There is potential from this project for the researchers to develop academic papers and possibly further research.
CPV Code 79315000 Social research services 

Additional information

Contract Type One off
Procurement Process Open Tender
Estimated ValueText Description Ten Thousand Pounds
Category Not Elsewhere Classified,
CPV codes 79000000,
Suitable for SME YES

Document Available Until

20 February 2012

19 days

Submission Return By

24 February 2012

23 days

Contact Details

Nottinghamshire County Council
Ian Tabberer
Nottinghamshire County Council,
Fostering Service,
Home Brewery Building,
Sir John Robinson Way,
Nottingham NG5 6DB

This contract is being managed by Nottinghamshire County Council . To request documentation contact Ian.tabberer@nottscc.gov.uk