New Guidance Out Now! Lessons learnt from around the world on supporting kinship care

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Overview

We are delighted to publish our Kinship Care Guide. With a forward by Ann Skelton, Chair of the UNCRC, this is the first ever global, practitioner-informed guidance on how to support kinship care. The guidance is aimed at policymakers and programme managers working to improve the care of children.

Children who cannot be looked after by their parents often live with relatives or friends of the family. This care is known as kinship care. Kinship care is acknowledged as the first form of care that should be explored for children outside of parental care.It is widely used across the world. However, it is poorly supported in many countries.This guidance explains why supporting kinship care is so important and provides principles of good practice and lessons learnt from across the world. We will use this guidance to campaign for better support for and better access to kinship care across the world. 

The full set of guidance includes over 40 examples of promising practice from across the world. A summary version is also available here 

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Latest resources

How to support kinship care – lessons learnt from around the world

How to support kinship care – lessons learnt from around the world

New toolkit out now! Supporting Integration of children on the move

New toolkit out now! Supporting Integration of children on the move

How We Care: Caring for children and families in indigenous communities

How We Care: Caring for children and families in indigenous communities