kinship care

Managing allegations against foster carers and approved kinship carers: how agencies should respond

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.

Interim report on inquiry into decision making on whether to take children into care

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.

Evidence scope: models of adolescent care provision

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).

Giving up the day job? Kinship carers and employment

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.

Kinship care

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

Buttle UK

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.

Achieving results for children through kinship care

This podcast presents Professor Jane Aldgate's talk on achieving results for children through kinship care.

Looked-after children and young people

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.