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New study reveals the true cost of kinship care

A major study from the University of Bristol and children’s grant-giving charity, Buttle UK has provided the most comprehensive picture to date of informal kinship care — children cared for informally by relatives and friends because their parents are no longer able to look after them.

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Grandparents lack support in caring role

A new report has shown that 60,000 grandparents - 9,000 per year or 25 every day – have dropped out of the labour market to bring up their grandchildren only to face a lack of recognition and support from Government.

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Attainment gap for looked after children “unacceptably wide”

Scottish Government figures show that levels of attainment for many looked after children, in terms of their exam results, are very low in comparison with other children.

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Inequality in treatment of Scottish kinship carers

Recent research from CHILDREN 1ST has found that the financial support kinship carers receive in Scotland can vary, depending on where they live.

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