- Public Law Working Group recommendations: assessment and preparation. Including pre-proceedings.
- Parliamentary Taskforce on Kinship Care recommendations: Raise the profile of kinship carers, rights for kinship carers, support for kinship carers. There is a recommendation of increasing scrutiny of kinship care services and support as part of OFSTED inspections.
- Adoption & Special Guardianship Leadership Board Special guardian support guide (due for publication soon) evidenced based guide to developing services and providing support for special guardians.
- Evaluation of Kinship Connected – benefits of one-to-one and peer support with 20% ROI: https://www.grandparentsplus.org.uk/news/kinship-connected-evaluation/
- Economic case for investment in kinship care by Nicol Economics: https://www.grandparentsplus.org.uk/news/the-economic-case-for-kinship-care/
- Report by the Local Government Association: Kinship care has a key role in post Covid recovery for local authorities.
- Grandparents Plus surveys: Many carers feel unsupported. They do not feel considered in current decision making at a local or national level.
|Service||Public Law Working Group (2020)||Parliamentary Task Force on Kinship Care (2020)||Adoption and Special Guardianship Leadership Blueprint for Special Guardianship Support Services (2020)||Local Government Association (2020)||Recommendations|
|Kinship Ready||All recommend better preparation and training for potential special guardians.|
|Kinship Response||All identify early intervention and support is essential to prevent kinship care families falling into crisis and requiring a statutory service.|
|Kinship Connected||All recommend special guardians and kinship carers should have access to specialist support services when they need.|
|Kinship Active||All identify the need for kinship carers to have the right advice at every point in their experience.|
|Ofsted ready||The Parliamentary Task Force on Kinship Care has recommended that kinship care becomes a key part of Ofsted inspections. Ofsted leadership have recently identified the importance of kinship in children’s social care and that this will be included as part of evidence of ‘good decision making’ within inspections.|