Call for papers Foster Care in CEE Countries
Social Policy Issues journal is pleased to launch a call for papers for the special issue “Foster Care in CEE Countries”

2021 marked the 10-year anniversary of the adoption of the Act concerning Family Support and Foster Care in Poland. This legislation has profoundly reshaped casework and the institutional social assistance system in Poland as they pertain to foster care. In regard to casework, this change involved reassigning social work with multi-problem families from social workers to family assistants (a newly
created profession). Additionally, institutions that provide support to multiproblem families saw changes to their collaboration mechanisms. Moreover, this legal change removed foster care from Poland’s social assistance system, of which it had been a part since 1999, and made it an autonomous subsystem of the family policy system (Racław, 2017).

Key information for authors:
In this call for papers we invite authors to submit analyses of the changes that have taken place in the foster care system in Poland and in other Central and Eastern European countries. We are interested in the relationship between foster care , social welfare, and family policy. Our focus is on the development of family assistance. Comparative analyses in this area, relating to various experiences of Central and Eastern European countries, are of particular interest.

Deadlines and number of papers:
Abstracts should be sent to guest editors Dobroniega Głębocka and Mariola Racław:; by June 20, 2022, and complete articles no longer than 9,000 words in length, including the abstract, references, and footnotes, should be submitted in English through the journal’s website no later than September 30, 2022.

For more information please see attached pdf.
CfP foster care.pdf