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Raising someone else’s child: The experiences of Black and Asian kinship carers in London and The Midlands

An invitation to participate in Kinship research

Kinship is partnering with Professor Julie Selwyn and Dr Priya Tah from The Rees Centre at Oxford University to take on new research on the experiences of kinship families from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, supported by the KPMG Foundation.

A kinship carer is someone who is looking after a family member’s child, when the parent is unable to do so. Sometimes this is with the support of the local authority and other times, where informal kinship care may have arisen out of a family arrangement between the parent/s and person now raising their child, these carers are unknown and unsupported.

Current research has previously explored the experiences of White kinship carers, this research hopes to improve the lives of vulnerable children and provide evidence to greater increase support for Black and Asian kinship carers and parents by understanding more about how they became kinship carers and the kind of support they needed at the start of the arrangement and would like now. 

Kinship would like to talk to Black and Asian kinship carers about their experiences and would like your help in reaching carers. Any participation in this research will be confidential and information shared will be anonymised. Kinship carers will receive a voucher for taking part in this research project. If a carer wants to take part, they can contact the lead researcher, Priya Tah, via email or telephone/WhatsApp 07514423133. Interviews will take place over the next few months, with the intention of completing them by May 2024.


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