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This publication sets out the findings from the first UK research study into the experiences of siblings who are raising their younger brothers and sisters.
Research findings on fathers and their involvement with social care services. Contributors:Ashley C, Featherstone B, Roskill C, Ryan M and White S. 2006.
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 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.
A Guide To Setting Up And Running A Support Group examines how to set up and run local groups for family and friends carers who are raising children who cannot live with their parents.
Growing Up in the Care of Relatives or Friends sets out research findings from two local authorities that consulted extensively with children, carers and social workers about ‘what works’.
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.
Research findings on managing contact with parents and relatives for children living in family and friends care arrangements.
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.
The Reader analyses Special Guardianship provisions and explores its potential use in meeting children’s needs when they cannot return home.
A practical guide for setting up and running a family group conference service.
In depth interviews with 95 households - the “interviewed carers”.