Sibling kinship carers in England: evidence from the 2001 UK Population Census

JT Selwyn, S Nandy

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Abstract

The numbers of children in kinship care in England has been thought to be substantial, but it is only recently that research has begun to illuminate the circumstances and needs of carers and children. This paper describes the findings of an analysis of the 2001 UK Population Census. For the first time, the numbers of children in kinship care were estimated, as was the proportions of children living in formal and informal kinship care. As expected many children were being brought up by grandparents but surprisingly, large numbers of children were living with an older sibling. This group of kinship carers has not been previously identified by researchers or policy makers and their circumstances and needs may differ from grandparent kinship carers.
Translated title of the contributionSibling kinship carers in England: evidence from the 2001 UK Population Census Reference
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)194 - 199
Number of pages5
JournalChildren and Youth Services Review
Volume34
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012

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Publisher: Elsevier

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