What happens to siblings in the care system?
Published: 26th January 2015
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What happens to siblings in the care system? Report by Cathy Ashley and David Roth, Family Rights Group, 26 January 2015
This report investigates the experience of siblings in the care system. It found that half (49.5%) of all sibling groups in local authority care are split up and that 37% of children in care who have at least one other sibling in care are living with none of their siblings. The research also found that although relatively few looked after children live with kinship foster carers, it appears to be particularly conducive to supporting siblings to be able to live together. The report sets out a series of recommendations to enable more siblings in care to live together, when it is in their welfare interests.