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PLEASE HELP me with my dissertation on Kinship Care! Are you a grandparent, Aunt or Uncle looking after the child of a relative, on a medium to long-term basis?

(5 Posts)
wigglywoowoo Wed 03-Oct-12 20:51:08

I'm a final year Social Work student looking for participants for my dissertation on the impact (Positive or Negative) of social work on Kinship Caring.

I require 6 Kinship Carers who would be willing to share their story and experiences with me during a telephone interview of approx 30mins during the month of October.

The results of this research will be shared with fostering and adoption Social work teams but any participants will receive full anonymity, while knowing that they are helping improve the process for others.

If you may be able to help me then please contact me on and I will be able to provide you with further details.

NanaNina Fri 05-Oct-12 00:51:12

I am not a kinship carer but am a retired soc worker and tm mgr of fostering & adoption team(25 years for the same LA) and 5 years freelance, when the main part of my work was assessing kinship carers for permanent foster care, SGOs or rarely AOs. Don't know if I can help in any way? I think it's a tall order to find 6 kinship carers in less than a month, and it's a pity it has to be a phone call as so much body language, eye contact, non verbal communication etc, but I guess it is a matter of time. Good luck anyway!

wigglywoowoo Fri 05-Oct-12 20:20:05

Please see the message that I've sent you NanaNina.

I would be grateful for your assistance.

lijaco Fri 05-Oct-12 23:21:57

I look after my grandson as kinship carer. you could message me.

wigglywoowoo Mon 08-Oct-12 23:15:43

Hi Lijaco. I've sent you a message.

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