An account of the different ways kin (most usually grand parents)who are caring for children born to others can obtain legal recognition and financial support for their caring role. Use of legal proceedings eg to obtain residence or special guardianship orders is problematic, especially for those with limited means of lack of familiarity with law and legal matters. As an alternative, a case is made for automatic recognition of caring with the right to make day to day decisions and access to financial support from the state.
|Translated title of the contribution||Recognising carers for what they do - Legal problems and solutions for the kinship care of children|
|Title of host publication||Kinship matters|
|Editors||E. Ebtehaj, B. Lindley, M Richards|
|Pages||135 - 154|
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|