Kinship Assessment Guide
Under 1 minute read
Initial Family and Friends Care Assessment: A Good Practice Guide
Developed by Family Rights Group in partnership with an expert working group. February 2017
The Guide was instigated by Bridget Lindley, Family Rights Group’s Deputy Chief Executive and Principal Legal Adviser (until her death in March 2016) and drawn up by an expert working group.
The Guide is endorsed by the Association of Directors of Children’s Services, Family Justice Council, Cafcass, Catch 22, CoramBaaf, Coram Chambers, Coram Children’s Legal Centre, Association of Lawyers for Children, Family Action, Family Rights Group, Grandparents Plus, Kinship Carers UK, Kinship Care Alliance, London Borough of Islington, Principal Social Work Network, The Fostering Network and The Kinship ‘Foster Carers’ Group.
In this short film, Steve Walker (Director of Strengthening Families, Protecting Children and Leeds Relational Practice Centre Services, Leeds City Council) co-author of the Guide describes the importance of local authorities undertaking effective initial assessments with potential kinship carers