Research and analysis Investigating special guardianship

Qualitative case file analysis commissioned by the Department for Education looked into the effect of the 26-week time limit for standard care cases and court judgements on the use of special guardianship. Read the findings from analysis of local authority case files here: Special guardianship: qualitative case file analysis The government has also used a Call … Continue reading Research and analysis Investigating special guardianship

Family Rights Group: Children’s Contact

Relevant reading for all IROs The Family Rights Group has carried out research into the contact that children being raised in family and friends care have with their parents and others. Read at source via the links below: Chapter 1: Introduction and acknowledgements Chapter 2: Legal framework Chapter 3: Key messages from international literature Chapter 4: … Continue reading Family Rights Group: Children’s Contact

Family Rights Group Press Release: challenges facing kinship children & their carers

Cathy Ashley, Chief Executive of Family Rights Group, has said: “The two studies released today, combine to provide authoritative new data on the challenges facing kinship children and their carers. The number of children living in kinship care are increasing, and these children are overwhelmingly affected by poverty. “By safely keeping the vast majority of … Continue reading Family Rights Group Press Release: challenges facing kinship children & their carers