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Adfam. (2011) Working with grandparents raising their grandchildren due to parental substance use. London: Adfam. 36 p.

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This guide offers advice and suggestions to support service providers to deliver effective services to grandparents who are carers for their grandchildren due to parental substance misuse.

Within this project grandparents with a range of circumstances participated in consultations and focus groups, including full time carers of grandchildren, part time or informal carers, those currently fighting for access to grandchildren, former carers whose grandchildren have returned to their parents’ care, widowed grandparent carers, divorced grandparents, and couples.

Contents:
• Introduction
• The barriers and challenges faced by grandparents:
1. Practical guidance
2. Relationship support
3. Health and quality of life
• What grandparents want and need from support services
• Overcoming the obstacles: making your service accessible
• Safeguarding children
• The experience of a grandparent carer: an in-depth case study


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