Here is the research into kinship care.
Practising in kinship care: the perspectives of social workers, by Joan Hunt OBE, Honorary Professor in Cardiff University’s School of Law and Politics.
2019 Rapid evidence review on special guardianship, by Dr John Simmonds from CoramBAAF and Professor Judith Harwin from Lancaster University.
2017 Growing up in kinship care – full report, bySarah Wellard, Sarah Meakings, Elaine Farmer and Joan Hunt for Grandparents Plus.
2018 Firm Foundations: complaints about council support and advice for special guardians, by Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (This article includes a link to the Firm Foundations report.
2015 The prevalence and characteristics of children growing up with relatives in the UK, Dinithi Wijedasa. Hadley Centre for Adoption & Foster Care Studies University of Bristol.
2013 Grandparenting in Europe, family policy and grandparents’ role in providing childcare Karen Glaser, Debora Price, Giorgio Di Gessa, Eloi Ribe, Rachel Stuchbury and Anthea Tinker.
2012 Giving up the day job: Kinship carers and employment, Agnes Gautier and Sarah Wellard.
2010 Protect, Support, Provide: Examining the role of grandparents in families at risk of poverty. Prepared for Grandparents Plus and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) by Julia Griggs, Department for Social Policy and Social Work, University of Oxford. Funded by EHRC.
2009 Poor relation: Grandparental care: where older people’s poverty and child poverty meet, Prepared for Grandparents Plus and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) by Julia Griggs, Department for Social Policy and Social Work, University of Oxford.
2009 My second mum and dad: the involvement of grandparents in the lives of teenage grandchildren, Ann Buchanan and Julia Griggs at the Department for Social Policy and Social Work, University of Oxford and supported by an ESRC grant.
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