A Four-Nation Comparison of Kinship Care in the UK: The Relationship between Formal Kinship Care and Deprivation

Claire Mccartan, Lisa Bunting, Paul Bywaters, Gavin Davidson, Martin Elliott, Jade Hooper

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Abstract

The practice of extended family and friends helping to care for children when their parents are unable to is an enduring tradition in many cultures. Kinship care provides the largest proportion of out of home care in Western society but many of these carers experience poverty and deprivation, and do not receive comparable levels of support, financial or professional, to other placement types. This study provides UK evidence for the relationship between kinship care and deprivation and examines how the welfare state frames kinship care in policy and practice.
LanguageEnglish
Pages619-635
Number of pages17
JournalSocial Policy and Society
Volume17
Issue number4
Early online date6 Jul 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018

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Mccartan, Claire ; Bunting, Lisa ; Bywaters, Paul ; Davidson, Gavin ; Elliott, Martin ; Hooper, Jade. / A Four-Nation Comparison of Kinship Care in the UK : The Relationship between Formal Kinship Care and Deprivation. In: Social Policy and Society. 2018 ; Vol. 17, No. 4. pp. 619-635.
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