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The return of 26 weeks – and what this means for the assessment of prospective kinship carers

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With the re-launch of the Public Law Outline, it is a timely reminder of the need to allow sufficient time for kinship assessment work. Both for social workers to be able to complete robust and authoritative assessments, but also for kinship families to have the time and support to make potentially life changing decisions to care for a child.

In this CoramBAAF Statement, Ann Horne, Kinship Consultant reminds us of best practice guidance and the need for 12 week timescales, when assessing prospective kinship carers.