2.1 Three recognised research methods were brought together to try to answer the above issues as fully as possible. These involved observation, questionnaires, and face to face interviews. ( Appendix 1)
2.2 Involving the children. The report is reliant on the views of the children being reflected by their foster carers. In view of their ages and stages it would not have been appropriate to interview them.
2.3 The report does not identify any child or person and great care has been taken to make sure in the report that there will be no direct or indirect means of identification of adults or children.