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Please see all our publications listed below.
Contributors address the use of family group conferences in different circumstances, including child welfare, education, domestic violence and youth justice from a research, policy and practice perspective.Editors. Ashley C and Nixon P. 2007.£16.10 including Delivery
Further findings on fathers and their involvement with social care services includes research into two children’s services authorities and a survey of higher education social work courses. Contributors:Roskill C, Featherstone B, Ashley C and Haresnape. £17.24 including Delivery
Fathers Matter volume 3: Research findings on working with domestically abusive fathers and their involvement with children’s social care services. Editor: Ashley C. Contributors: Roskill C, Fraser C, Featherstone B, Haresnape S and Lindley B.£17.24 including Delivery
The Reader analyses Special Guardianship provisions and explores its potential use in meeting children’s needs when they cannot return home.Editors: Jordan L and Lindley B. Contributors include: Lady Justice Hale and Sir James Munby. 2006.£13.80 including Delivery
In depth interviews with 95 households - the “interviewed carers”. (FRG/Oxford University Centre for Family Law and Policy). Hunt J and Waterhouse S (2012).£14.94 including Delivery
Understanding family and friends care: analysis of the social and economic circumstances of family and friends carers
This report looks at data from a sample of households taken from a Government survey (entitled Understanding Society). The study identifies 77 kinship care children living in 68 households –“the Understanding Society carers”, and contrasts them with other families with children from the Government study. (FRG). Hunt J and Waterhouse S (2012).£5.74 including Delivery
Survey of 493 carers raising 762 kinship children – “the internet survey carers”. (FRG). Ed. Ashley C. Authors: Aziz R, Roth D and Lindley B (2012).£14.94 including Delivery
Understanding family and friends care: local authority policies – the good, the bad and the non existent
This examination of local policies is based on a Freedom of Information questionnaire sent to English authorities in October 2011. (FRG). Ed. Ashley C. Authors: Roth D, Aziz R and Lindley B (2012).£14.94 including Delivery
This major report reports the findings of a 3 year study on family and friends carers who are raising children unable to live with their parents. Conducted by Joan Hunt from University of Oxford with Family Rights Group and funded by the Big Lottery, the study explores the link between the child’s needs, support and legal status. It finds conclusively that support bears little relationships to need, but is primarily determined by whether a child is in the care system or not, regardless of the...
More children are raised in family and friends care in London (in the main by their grandparents or older siblings when they cannot live with their parents) than in any other region of England or the UK. This is the first study that specifically examines the circumstances of family and friends carers in London, and the children they are raising, including levels of financial and material deprivation. It recommends measures for local and national government to improve policy and practice for...