'We were really struggling': why kinship carers feel unsupported and undervalued

Louise Sims - The Guardian

"A recent review by the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory highlighted a lack of preparation and ongoing support for special guardians, who are often asked to care for children with complex emotional and behavioural problems in challenging circumstances," writes Louise Sims - kinship care and fostering consultant at CoramBAAF - in this article from the Guardian. In the article, Sims shares the story of Gillian, a grandmother who took on the care of her grandson and the lack of support she received.