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Alternative Care

Not all children can be cared for by their parents or wider family networks. Children may therefore need other forms of temporary care whilst permanent family homes are found for them. This includes kinship care, short and long term foster care, smaller residential care facilities and supervised independent living.

 

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The Paradox of Kinship Care

Approximately one in ten children around the world live in kinship care. This form of care is both the most widely used and the most valued option for children who cannot be cared for by their parents. Yet it is also neglected by policymakers and practitioners, placing children at great risk. Kinship caregivers are often…

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Losing the Care of a Parent

This report explores what family means to children and adults in five countries using the digital storytelling technique. Digital storytelling uses storytelling methods to gain deep insights into feelings and experiences. Participants create individual stories about aspects of their own lives using still images and sound. Stories range from the impacts on children of family separation, multiple…

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