International Kinship Care Guide

Cross Border Child Safeguarding Working Group, Children and Families Across Borders

This guide is the first of its kind which comprehensively addresses the best practice for placing Looked After Children currently in the UK into the care of a family member(s) who lives in another country. The overarching premise of this document is to ensure that all options are explored for a child in care and to provide local authorities with the tools and knowledge so that family members overseas are not unnecessarily ruled out as potential carers for children in care in the UK, particularly if this option may be in the best interests of the child.