Kinship care

Coram Voice and The Rees Centre at the University of Oxford have published a report on kinship care which analyses the views and experiences of children in kinship foster care. Findings from surveys of over 1,200 children and young people in England include: 94% of children aged 4-10 and 91% of young people aged 11-18 reported that their carers were sensitive to their feelings; 89% of children and 87% of young people trusted their carers ‘always or most of the time’; and 87% of children in kinship foster care knew their social worker, compared with 92% of children in unrelated care. The report recommends ensuring every child knows who their social worker is and how to contact them.

Read the report: Coram Voice analysis finds that more children in kinship foster care rate their wellbeing as high compared with children in unrelated foster care

Source: Coram Voice, The Rees Centre

Date: 02 March 2023

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