PT Assessing And Supporting Family And Friends Care 1

Assessing and supporting family and friends care: Practice Tool (2020)

Published: 06/02/2020

Author: Hunt J


The aim of this resource is to assist practitioners when assessing the strengths and weaknesses of prospective placements with family and friends (sometimes known as kinship care) and when identifying what assistance families might need to provide a safe and effective long-term home for a child.

Practitioners might use the resource in the context of, for instance, decisions about prospective placements with relatives and friends under an Interim Care Order or Care Order, or Special Guardianship Order (SGO) or in relation to voluntary accommodation under Section 20.