Description - Inside Kinship Care by David Pitcher
Kinship care - the care of children by grandparents, other relatives or friends - is a major part of foster care, yet there are distinct issues that arise in care involving family rather than 'stranger' foster carers. This book takes an in-depth look at what goes on 'inside' kinship care. It explores the dynamics and relationships between family members that are involved in kinship care, including mothers, grandparents, siblings and the wider family. Chapters also discuss issues such as safeguarding, assessment, therapy, encouraging permanence, placement breakdown, support groups, and cultural issues. The final part of the book looks at kinship care from an international perspective, with examples from New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and the United States. Drawing on a range of theoretical perspectives and with contributions from different branches of kinship care, this book provides an invaluable overview of the issues involved and how to provide effective support. It will be essential reading for all those working in the kinship care field, including social workers, therapists, counsellors, psychologists and family lawyers.
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(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Author Biography - David Pitcher
David Pitcher is a Children's Guardian and Family Court Advisor for Cafcass (Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service), UK. He is a qualified social worker, teacher and family mediator, Honorary Social Work Advisor to the Grandparents' Association and a founding member of Grandparents Plus. In 1999 he set up Parents again, a support group for grandparent carers.