Kinship care a brief practice guide

Heslop, Philip (2019) Kinship care a brief practice guide. Community Care Inform.

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Abstract

Kinship-care is a generic term which covers a range of circumstances and Court orders, but essentially involves the care of children by family members or friends in formal and informal care arrangements. Kinship-care has increased over the last decade (Wijedasa, 2015) and is seen as a cost effective option when compared to residential or stranger-based foster care (Aziz et al., 2012). It has been argued kinship-care placements are often more successful for children in securing identity and stability than non-related foster care arrangements (Hawkins, 2013; Winokur et al., 2015). In the UK, it has been estimated there are approximately 173,000 children being cared for in a kinship arrangement.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L500 Social Work
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2019 10:03
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2019 10:15
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/37877

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