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Title: 'It's just like another home, just another family, so it's nae different' Children's voices in kinship care: a research study about the experience of children in kinship care in Scotland
Authors: Burgess, Cheryl
Rossvoll, Froya
Wallace, Bruce
Daniel, Brigid
Contact Email: b.m.daniel@stir.ac.uk
Citation: Burgess C, Rossvoll F, Wallace B & Daniel B (2010) 'It's just like another home, just another family, so it's nae different' Children's voices in kinship care: a research study about the experience of children in kinship care in Scotland, Child and Family Social Work, 15 (3), pp. 297-306.
Keywords: children's experiences
family and friends fostering
family placement
kinship care
qualitative research
young people's voices
Issue Date: Aug-2010
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
Abstract: Growing acknowledgement of the importance of the role of kinship carers in caring and supporting children and young people in Scotland has led to a burgeoning of research on this topic. However, most research has tended to focus on the role of kinship carers. A significant gap has been direct studies into the views and experiences of children and young people living with relatives or friends. This paper seeks to address this by drawing on the findings from a small-scale qualitative collaborative research project with 12 children and young people living in informal and formal kinship care in the Northeast of Scotland. The literature on foster and kinship care is reviewed and key themes identified. The qualitative research data is outlined employing a thematic analysis approach. The key findings are analysed with a view to the potential implications for policy and practice. The paper concludes with proposals for potential future research.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/11371
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Affiliation: Sociology/Social Pol&Criminology
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