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Hall, Jordan and Ashley, Cathy and Johnston, Jessica and Martin, Samuel (2021) Kinship carers during coronavirus. London: Family Rights Group.

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Ten months into the pandemic, and the impact on children, families and communities has been dramatic. Many kinship carer households in particular were already facing significant challenges. In April 2020, during the first UK wide lockdown, the Parliamentary Taskforce on Kinship Care commissioned a survey, conducted by the Family Rights Group, into the views and experiences of kinship care households. The study revealed that the pandemic was increasing the pressure on kinship care families and made a series of recommendations to Government for immediate action. Following the reintroduction of lockdown measures across the countries of the UK in late December 2020 and early January 2021, Family Rights Group and the Parliamentary Taskforce undertook a new survey to find out how kinship care households are coping in the latest stage of the pandemic. 605 kinship carers raising 889 kinship children responded to the survey and we are very grateful for their time and feedback. This report is an analysis of the survey data and includes a number of recommendations for immediate action for the UK Government and the Scottish and Welsh Governments to consider. It will inform the work of Family Rights Group, the Parliamentary Taskforce, and the Kinship Care Alliance. We hope that it will also influence the kinship care policies, practices and services of local authorities and other public agencies. We also aim to raise awareness of kinship care amongst the public

Item Type
Report
Publication Type
International, Report
Drug Type
All substances
Date
2021
Pages
38 p.
Publisher
Family Rights Group
Place of Publication
London
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB (Electronic Only)

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