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Kinship care briefing sheet

Briefing sheet exploring the issues faced by people looking after children that are not their own. 

Thousands of grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings and family friends care for children in Scotland. These “kinship carers” step in when children’s parents are unable to manage, whether because of drug misuse, being sent to prison, becoming a parent at a very young age, poor physical or mental health, or a range of other reasons.

Publication date
March 2009
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