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Grehan, Martin (2016) Grandparents caring full-time for grandchildren owing to parental drug use. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 56, Winter 2016 , pp. 17-18.

O'Leary, Megan and Butler, Shane (2015) Caring for grandchildren in kinship care: what difficulties face Irish grandparents with drug-dependent children? Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions , 15 , (4) , pp. 352-372.

McArdle, Paul and Wiegersma, Auke and Gilvarry, Eilish and Kolte, Brigitta and McCarthy, Steven and Fitzgerald, Michael and Brinkley, Aoife and Blom, Maria and Stoeckel, Ingo and Pierolini, Anna and Michels, Ingo and Johnson, Rob and Quensel, Stephan (2002) European adolescent substance use: the roles of family structure, function and gender. Addiction , 97 , (3) , pp. 329-336.


Adfam. (2017) When parents take drugs. London: Adfam.

Adfam. (2017) “No one judges you here". Voices of older people affected by a loved one’s substance use. London: Adfam.

Mentor. (2017) Kinship care: children cared for by family and friends. Edinburgh: Mentor.

Murray, Mary, ed. (2016) Family support handbook. Information for families affected by someone’s drug and alcohol use. Galway: Western Region Drug and Alcohol Task Force.

Growing Up in Ireland. (2011) Growing up in Ireland. Key findings: infant cohort (at 3 years). Dublin: Department of Children and Youth Affairs.

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

O'Leary, Megan (2009) Intimidation of families. Dublin: Family Support Network.

Citywide. (2004) Citywide Family Support Network: Supporting grandparents supporting children. Report on the consultation with a number of carers involved in family support groups in the Greater Dublin Area. Dublin: Citywide.

Dail Debates

[Oireachtas] 73. Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs the steps he has taken in the past four years to address the major challenges faced by the families of drug abusers who are incapable of rearing their own children, including steps to inform the grandparents or other relatives who are caring for such children of their rights and entitlements in this regard and the way to go about legally adopting, fostering or otherwise caring for their siblings children. [14969/07]. (24 Apr 2007)

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