We’re Foundations, the national What Works Centre for Children & Families. We believe all children should have the foundational relationships they need to thrive in life. We’re researching, generating, and translating evidence into practical solutions that shape better policy and practice and lead to more effective family support services, so more vulnerable children have the foundational relationships they need to thrive in life.
Foundations was formed through the merger of What Works for Children’s Social Care (WWCSC) and the Early Intervention Foundation (EIF). To find out more read our introductory blog from Dr Jo Casebourne, Chief Executive.
This report summarises the findings from a survey of 80 local authorities in England, mapping the different types of support provided by local authorities (LAs) to kinship carers: family members and friends who care for children when their parents are unable to. The report is supplemented by an annex detailing the full of the survey. The survey aimed to improve understanding of variation in support for kinship carers, and focused on the following types of arrangement: family and friends foster care, Special Guardianship Orders (SGOs), and Child Arrangement Orders (CAOs)/Residence Orders (ROs).
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