Family and friends care: improving policy and practice
We have funded the Family Rights Group to improve practice on the provision of support to family and friends carers, with the aim of enhancing the lives of children and young people, who have to live away from their parents and are being cared for by relatives or friends.
The project will:
- Analyse the extensive data and policies that we’ve received in response to a freedom of information survey of local authorities about family and friends care.
- Draw together a national resource bank of information on local family and friends care policies and practices including exemplars of good practices.
- Produce a briefing paper with recommendations flowing from this analysis, to be launched at a seminar for decision makers and practitioners.
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