Brothers and sisters split up by the care system

Chris Clements - BBC News

This article from BBC News tells the story of siblings who were separated by Scotland's care system and highlights findings from the recent Independent Care Review in Scotland which revealed the "profound and lifelong consequences" of sibling separation. "Evidence gathered for the review suggests between 50% to 80% of sibling groups are split up," says the article. 

"All of the research tells us that having good positive relationships with your sibling is a protective factor if you come into the care system," says Dr Christine Jones, a senior lecturer in social work at the University of Strathclyde. "If you lose that relationship then it can have really massive implications for children, not just in the childhood but also into adulthood."