Siblings are extremely important for children and young people in care and the situations surrounding these relationships are often highly complex. Who children view as their siblings can differ remarkably from traditional definitions, adding to the complexity faced by people making placement decisions.
During 2011 we will inquire: What children in care say about contact with their siblings and the impact sibling contact has on wellbeing.
Children in care and contact with their siblings – literature review looks at what authors have said about keeping siblings together, the complexities of defining ‘siblings’, the variety of relationships between siblings and uncovers the relative lack of research about the experiences and opinions of children and young people themselves.
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