Kinship is partnering with Professor Julie Selwyn and Dr Priya Tah from The Rees Centre at Oxford University on this research, supported by the KPMG Foundation.
Study status: Ongoing – recruiting participants
Background and study aims
There isn’t a lot of research about the experiences of people from Black and Asian families who are raising someone else’s child, which means that organisations don’t know what support and services would be helpful for kinship carers and children from these communities. This research will enable us to make recommendations about how Black and Asian families can be better supported in the future.
Can I take part?
You can take part if you are bringing up a child whose parents cannot care for them (sometimes called being a kinship carer) and you are Black or Asian, and living in London or the Midlands.
What does the study involve?
We will have a conversation about your experiences as a kinship carer. It will last about an hour, at a time and place that is convenient for you. We will ask about how the child came to live with you, the support you have needed, and your health and well-being. You will receive a £20 voucher for taking part.
Who can I talk to about the project?
You can talk to our researcher Priya Tah if you are interested in taking part or have any questions.
Tel: 07514 423133
Report and recommendations due for publication in October 2024.
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