Wider family matters: a guide for family and friends raising children who cannot live with their parents
Update on the publication 'Second time around: a guide for grandparents raising their grandchildren', extending it to address the needs of all family and friends carers.
It draws on the suggestions of grandparents and other family and friends carers who have contacted the Family Rights Group advice service, posted their experiences on the popular web-based discussion board, and attended events held for carers. It is also informed by the results of the research that inspired the first version of the guide, 'Second time around: a survey of grandparents raising their grandchildren' and by more recent UK publications, such as 'Growing up in the care of relatives or friends', which sets out the findings of action-based research on what works.
This new version of the guide has been updated to include changes in law, practice and welfare benefits.