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Placing children with relatives overseas

| Cathie Jenkins and Sandra Latter

This Practice Note emphasises the initial aspects to consider before seeking to assess a potential kinship carer who lives overseas. It is not intended to cover all aspects of the topic, but to help establish basic eligibility.

Unlawful placements in kinship care

| CoramBAAF

In many situations, the reality of the placement becoming unlawful speaks more to the limitations of the regulations themselves, than whether the placement is the best place for a child to live. In an effort to help practitioners navigate these challenges, we have published the following a practice note.

Undertaking a Connected Person/Kinship Assessment in Wales

| Paul Adams. Welsh revisions by Amy Shepherd

This guide is designed to help social workers to complete a comprehensive, evidence-based assessment of connected people / family and friends who wish to foster or be special guardians to a known child or children in Wales.

Options for kinship carers (England and Wales)

| CoramBAAF

This Advice Note explores the different options available for those looking after children in a kinship care situation, including special guardianship orders, kinship foster care and adoption.

Kinship care: some questions answered


This Advice Note explores kinship care, also called family and friends care or connected persons care, providing basic, clear facts for those who may be thinking about looking after a child in this situation.

Ten top tips on supporting kinship placements

| Hedi Argent

The Ten Top Tips series considers some of the fundamental themes in child care practice in concise, practical guides ideal for busy practitioners. This guide will help workers to recognise the challenges of kinship care and be better prepared to support kinship placements.