Journal article

'It's good because my sister is young, and she knows what's going on': Children's views about their young kinship carers

Meredith Kiraly, Margaret Kertesz

CHILD & FAMILY SOCIAL WORK | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

Much literature about kinship care has focused on the issues facing grandparent carers. An Australian research project explored the experience and support needs of young kinship carers and children in their care through analysis of census data and in-depth interviews with young kinship carers and children/young people. This article describes the views of 16 young people. These young people expressed satisfaction with their home life and spoke of improvement over time in their wellbeing, mental health, and schooling. While they appreciated their carers' attunement to the world of young people, they articulated many challenges for themselves and their carers, including the burden on their care..

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Grants

Awarded by Ross Trust


Awarded by Sidney Myer Fund


Funding Acknowledgements

The Ross Trust, Grant/Award Number: ID 38365; Sidney Myer Fund, Grant/Award Number: ID PDLM1502