Reports and Publications
The latest research and reports from Foundations
Our reports set out our research, evidence and recommendations to create practical solutions that shape policy and practice, so more vulnerable children have the foundational relationships they need to thrive in life.
We use a variety of different methodologies, both qualitative and quantitative, to generate actionable evidence that improves services to support family relationships .
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).