Relative Value

Author: Citizens Advice Scotland
Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

13th October 2010

Citizens Advice Scotland have published a report highlighting the problems that face people who care for children who are part of their extended family.

'Kinship carers' is the term for the thousands of aunts, uncles, grandparents, siblings and family friends who take over the care of children whose parents are unable to look after them. The CAS report, Relative Value, identifies in detail where the system is working and where it is letting children and their kinship carers down.