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Big Bruv Little Sis

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.


Fathers Matter

Research findings on fathers and their involvement with social care services. Contributors:Ashley C, Featherstone B, Roskill C, Ryan M and White S. 2006.


Fathers Matter Volume 2

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.


Getting Together

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 Care

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’.


It’s Just Not Fair! : Support, need and legal status in family and friends care

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.


Managing Contact

Research findings on managing contact with parents and relatives for children living in family and friends care arrangements.


Relative Poverty: Study of Family and Friends Care in London

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.


Special Guardianship

The Reader analyses Special Guardianship provisions and explores its potential use in meeting children’s needs when they cannot return home.


The FGC Toolkit

A practical guide for setting up and running a family group conference service.


Understanding family and friends care: the relationship between need, support and legal status

In depth interviews with 95 households - the “interviewed carers”.


Wider Family Matters

A Guide for Family and Friends Raising Children Who Cannot Live With Their Parents.