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Relative Value briefing sheet

Briefing sheet to accompany the Relative Value report on kinship carers in Scotland

All across Scotland, thousands of people care for children, because their natural parents can’t do so for a variety of reasons. These carers – known as “kinship carers” – are often grandparents, aunts and uncles but can also be family friends, and it is thought that there are more than 13,000 of them. Around 1 in 70 children in Scotland are estimated to be looked after either formally or informally by a kinship carer.

Publication date
October 2010
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