Growing up in kinship care

Grandparent’s Plus has published a report on the experiences and outcomes for young people growing up in kinship care, compared with the progress of care leavers and their peers in the general population. Findings from interviews with 53 young people aged 16-26 who had lived in kinship care for at least two years and 43 kinship carers include: outcomes for young people in kinship care were generally better than those for young people in other types of care, but not as good as in the general population; and many carers did not feel well supported at the point that they took on their caring role.

Source: Grandparents Plus  Date: 30 November 2017

Further information: Growing up in kinship care: experiences as adolescents and outcomes in young adulthood – executive summary (PDF)

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