A new report has been published by the Family Rights Group on Kinship Care.

In it, they report that around 70% of the kinship children included in their study have a sibling or half sibling who is not living with them. Around a third of these are placed elsewhere in adoptive, fostering or residential care placements, a fifth are living with kin and just over a third are living with birth parents. 

In the report,  the Family Rights Group on Kinship Care, point out the anomaly in the current Care Planning, Placement and Case Review (England) Regulations 2010 which address sibling contact where both siblings are looked after, but do not refer to contact with siblings who are not looked after. They call for an amendment to these Regulations so that children who are looked after are better supported to have contact with siblings who are not in the care system, such as a brother or sister living in kinship care under a special guardianship order. 

You can read the report in full here.

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