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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Fan Yang and Xiaoli Liu - Children and Youth Services Review,

The present study aims to explore the associations between grandparenting styles and childhood depression, as well as the mediating role of childhood food insecurity on the focal associations among Chinese rural left-behind children.

Alhassan Abdullah, Margarita Frederico, Ebenezer Cudjoe, Clifton R. Emery - Child Abuse Review,

Drawing on semi‐structured in‐depth interviews with 31 kinship caregivers, this study sought to explore how the culturally informed traditional kinship care practice in Ghana can be considered an intervention strategy for parental neglect.

Meredith Kiraly, David Hoadley, Cathy Humphreys - Child & Family Social Work,

This Australian research project explored the prevalence of kinship care households in Australia, with a particular focus on households headed by young kinship carers.

Kirsty Deacon - CELCIS,

A survey was administered to develop a better understanding of the experiences of kinship care households in the UK as a result of the Coronavirus crisis, and what urgent steps could be taken by Government, local authorities and other agencies to help. This supplementary report provides an in-depth analysis of the kinship carers in Scotland and provides the legal context to influence national and local kinship care policies, practices and services of local authorities and other public agencies.

Hannah McGlade - Australian Feminist Law Journal ,

This article documents the author's experiences with the state’s contemporary removal of Aboriginal children in Western Australia (WA) and the practice of Aboriginal Family Led Decision Making (AFLDM), a family led decision making process supported as best practice for Aboriginal families.

Karen McLean, Harriet Hiscock, Dorothy Scott, Sharon Goldfeld - Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health ,

The aim of this study was to explore the experiences of Victorian foster and kinship carers in accessing health services for children in their care and to quantify the frequency of potential barriers to health care.

Megan L. Dolbin‐MacNab, Gregory C. Smith, Bert Hayslip Jr. - Family Relations,

This study examined how custodial grandmothers navigated the process of their grandchildren being reunified with a biological parent.

Kinship Families Coalition of Kentucky in collaboration with the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Office,

This handbook is meant as a reference guide to enlighten grandparents and relative caregivers on resources and information that may be available to them and their family. 

Gwenllian Moody, Elinor Coulman, Lucy Brookes-Howell, Rebecca Cannings-John, et al - Child Abuse & Neglect,

The purpose of this study was to determine whether group-based training improves foster carer self-efficacy.

Daniel L. Cavanaugh, Carolyn G. Sutherby, Elizabeth Sharda, Anne K. Hughes, Amanda T. Woodward - Children and Youth Services Review,

This exploratory study provides early research to understand the relationship between levels of meaning-making and well-being in kinship caregivers.