Developing Good Practice in Financially Supporting Special Guardians: a guide for local authorities (July 2022)
Learn about how three local authorities are financially supporting special guardians and the impact this is having for kinship carers in their areas. Commissioned by the Adoption and Special Guardianship Leadership Board.
Key elements of a special guardianship support service
This is a comprehensive blueprint of best practice created to capture the key elements of some of the most developed special guardianship support services currently available and provide a benchmark against which service leaders can review and adjust resources and systems to make service improvements and achieve whole system change.
Special guardianship resource pack
Films and resources to help professionals understand the experiences of Special Guardians and what needs to change. Produced by Lancaster University, Kinship and CoramBAAF, the films include the views of kinship carers as well as sector leaders such as Sir James Munby and The Honourable Mr Justice Keehan.
Evaluations of kinship care support services
All our support services for special guardians and kinship carers are evidenced-informed. Read the evaluations below to understand how improving support for kinship carers can produce greater experiences and outcomes for families, for local authorities, and for the state.
- 2020 evaluation of Kinship Connected – executive summary (Starks Consulting Ltd with Ecroys)
- 2020 evaluation of Kinship Connected – full report (Starks Consulting Ltd with Ecorys)
- 2020 economic case for kinship care (Nicol Economics for Grandparents Plus)
- 2020 supporting Special Guardians during the pandemic (Grandparents Plus)
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