WHAT: A template for assessing the suitability of kinship caregivers in the short term, and for planning the care of a child in kinship care. There are sections that can be given to potential caregivers to help them prepare for caring for a child.
WHO: All those undertaking an assessment of a kinship caregiver/placement.
WHERE: Global relevance with adaptations needed for the local context.
WHY: Useful assessment template for assessing the caregiver’s preparedness, suitability, and support needs for the short term care of a child.
N.B. This form could be adapted to other types of caregivers, e.g. foster caregivers.
This document is accompanied by a template for assessing a longer term placement. See document (included in this toolkit): Consideration of Kinship Carer/s for a Longer Term Placement of a Child or Children, Carol Edwards, Edwina Brockelsby, Family Rights Group, UK, 2006