Category Archive: Kinship Care

Sep 14

WALES/ENGLAND – Joint Committee on Human Rights publishes scrutiny report on Children and Families Bill

Committee expresses concern as to effect on kinship care The Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) has published its legislative scrutiny report on the Children and Families Bill which received its Second Reading in the House of Lords on the 2nd July. With regard to adoption and looked after children, the Committee welcomes the Minister’s reassurance …

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Apr 20

ENGLAND – ADCS calls for greater use of kinship care

Association launches new research on workings of the care system   The Association of Directors of Children’s Services has launched new research into the care system. Commenting on What is Care For?  Andrew Webb, President of the Association, said: “Our research into the care system shows that outcomes for most groups of children are good, …

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Apr 20

UK – Taxpayer saved at least £23,000 per year for each child in informal kinship care

New study examines experiences of children in informal kinship care Buttle UK and the University of Bristol have published, what they describe as, the most comprehensive picture to date across the UK of informal kinship care – children cared for informally by relatives and friends because their parents are no longer able to look after …

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