Wednesday, November 29, 2017
From The Guardian:
Children brought up by extended family members should not always have contact with their parents as it could harm their mental health, according to new research.
Interviews carried out for the charity Grandparents Plus examined the effects of parental contact on the increasing number of children being cared for by relatives other than their parents .
It is estimated that more than 180,000 children in the UK are being raised by a family member – often referred to as kinship caring. More than half of the children (51%) live with a grandparent, 23% with an older sibling, and the rest with other relatives.
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