Kinship Care

Kinship care is the full-time care of a child by a relative or another member of the extended family. This type of arrangement is the most common form of out of home care throughout the world and is typically arranged without formal legal proceedings. In many developing countries, it is essentially the only form of alternative family care available on a significant scale.


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David Royse and Austin Griffiths,

This book prepares future child welfare professionals to tackle the complex and challenging work associated with responding to child maltreatment.

Joan Moore,

This book outlines narrative and dramatic approaches to improve vulnerable family relationships. It provides a model which offers new ways for parents to practise communicating with their children and develop positive relationships.

Sherri C Widen, Marlene Orozco, Eileen Lai Horng, Susanna Loeb - Journal of Early Childhood Research,

The authors of this study conducted a qualitative 2-year study to investigate informal caregivers’ motivations, assets, and needs.

Kim S Golding - Adoption & Fostering,

This article describes the development of two parenting groups – Nurturing Attachments and Foundations for Attachment, devised to provide much needed support for foster, residential and kinship carers and adopters parenting children and young people of all ages. Both programmes are informed by the Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) model.

Better Care Network,

This country care review includes the care related Concluding Observations adopted by the Committee on the Rights of the Child and the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Natallie Gentles-Gibbs & Jordan Zema - Children and Youth Services Review,

This paper presents the perspectives of a small sample of eight kinship caregivers, who are grandparents raising their grandchildren in a mid-Western state [in the USA].

J. Dare, R. Marquis, E. Wenden, S. Gopi, D. A. Coall - Children and Youth Services Review,

This research aimed to investigate grandparents’ perspectives on the impact of Leadership and Respite Camps, designed for children being raised by their grandparents, on their grandchildren.

Jesse J. Helton & Nancy L. Weaver - Child Abuse & Neglect,

The purpose of this study was to examine factors related to unintentional child injury requiring medical attention, including child welfare placement type, child behavioral problems, caregiver characteristics, and neighborhood factors.

Patricia McNamara, Carme Montserrat, Sarah Wise,

This book draws together for the first time some of the most important international policy practice and research relating to education in out-of-home care. 

Leith Harding, Kate Murray, Jane Shakespeare-Finch, Ron Frey - Children and Youth Services Review,

The current research explores the perceived wellbeing of foster and kin carers, with attention to the different experiences of the two groups.