kinship care

Guidance on responding to allegations against foster or kinship carers that reflects the National Guidance and covers situations where the concerns relate to situations where significant harm means that a child protection response is required, as well as situations where the concerns are about the general well being of the child but where no significant harm has been identified.

Report into an inquiry to examine the processes involved in deciding whether or not to remove a child from the family home and to consider whether these are consistent across the country.

Review that examines the evidence on models of adolescent care provision beyond the residential children’s home model. A 2012 report by the Education Select Committee found that the child protection system does not meet the needs of older children and recommended an urgent review of the support offered to this group (House of Commons Education Committee, 2012).

Report that provides a picture of the employment status of grandparents and other relatives raising children (kinship carers) before and after taking on children, and explores the link between dropping out of the labour market and being a kinship carer.

Briefing that gives an introduction to kinship care policy in Scotland, regulations for assessment and the provision of allowances.

Website named after Frank Buttle - a remarkable man, whose hard work and personal sacrifice helped to establish grant giving programmes, which have been making a real difference to the lives of children and young people in need since 1953.

Every year, Buttle UK provides thousands of grants to some of the most vulnerable children in the UK, often when there is no other source of help available to them.

Study to assess the extent of children living in kinship care in the UK and in particular to estimate the numbers of children who were living in informal kinship care.

The Department of Health (DH) asked the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) to produce joint guidance on improving the physical and emotional health and wellbeing of looked-after children and young people. The guidance is for all those who have a direct or indirect role in, and responsibility for, promoting the quality of life of looked-after children and young people.

This report notes that there is an incomplete picture of family life in Britain. The scale of the contribution that the UK's 14 million grandparents are making is not fully known. This interim report uses new British Social Attitudes (BSA) survey data to begin to build a more comprehensive picture of Britain's grandparent population; looking at how it has changed over the last decade, and what financial implications becoming a grandparent might involve.