pdf YOUNG PEOPLES' & CARERS' VIEWS | The Poor Relations? Children & Informal Kinship Carers Speak Out, University of Bristol, April 2013

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UOB 13 The Poor Relations APR 13.pdf

This report examines the child’s perspective of living in an informal kinship care setting and the views of their carers.   It provides insights into how well, both emotionally and academically, these children are doing, how this compares with children in the formal care system and what impact such arrangements have on both children and carers. It also gives an authoritative account of the financial hardship, sacrifice, isolation and the cost to health of the relatives bringing up children across the UK with little or no statutory support – often at very little notice.