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Title Kinship Care: The placement choice for children and young people
Author BROAD Bob (Ed.)
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Date published/issue 00-00-2001
Date received 00-00-0000
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Publisher Russell House Publishing Ltd., 4 St. George's House, Uplyme Road, Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3LS, United
Page 160
ISBN 1 898924 96 1
Type of material Book
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Country concerned UNITED STATES
Index Substitute-family
Free text A number of authors have contributed to this book with articles on different aspects of practice, policy and research focusing on ' formal ' kinship care (that is not those made through private family arrangements, but those made through the courts or welfare services, and not subject to a fostering agreement).. Information is mainly on the situation in the UK, but with references to the US where kinship care is more developed and known as 'extended family care', or 'family and friends care'. The UK Department of Health is supporting research projects on kinship care issues which is now seen as a viable placement option for children in need of substitute care. Interest in research on this subject also comes from associations such as the Grandparents Federation, the National Foster Care Association, the Family Rights Group and others. Part One: Legal, Research and Theoretical Perspectives presents an analysis of the present situation of grandparents as kinship carers. Part Two: Kinship Care Policies in Practice Experiences and Lessons contains reports of the experience of kinship carers, and the emergence of family group conferences (FGCs) which involve the extended family in decisions for the placement of children. Part Three: Ways Forward for Kinship Care uses lessons learned from US experience in relation to the promotion of black and ethnic minority identity through kinship placement of children. A final chapter by the editor, Bob Broad, Kinship Care: Learning from the Past and Looking to the Future brings together these different issues and presents the information to show the possible ways forward.

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Degree of interest Valuable
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