Research with Kinship Care Professionals

The South East Kinship Care Group for Professionals, which is facilitated by Grandparents Plus, has now been going for more than 10 years. In that time at least 170 practitioners, from over 40 local authorities, have attended, and others keep informed through the mailing list. The group therefore represents a unique store of professional expertise on kinship care and the needs of practitioners engaged in this work. Grandparents Plus is harnessing that expertise through a research project, which is being undertaken in partnership with Joan Hunt, an experienced kinship care researcher, now Honorary Professor at Cardiff Law School.

The research will:

  • explore practitioner perspectives on working in kinship care
  • evaluate the South–East Kinship Care Group for Professionals.

At least 20 practitioners, from different local authorities, will be interviewed about their experiences.

If you are interested in taking part please register here. 

If you would like to know more about the research please email Joan Hunt on