Kinship and Housing Knowledge Exchange Project

AFKA Scotland and the University of Edinburgh are trying to find out about the housing needs of children living in kinship care and their families/carers in Scotland. Robin Sen (Lecturer in Social Work, UoE), Autumn Roesch-Marsh (Senior Lecturer in Social Work,  UoE) and Andrew Burns (Lead Researcher, AFKA) are working together to organise and facilitate two roundtable discussions involving those with lived, practice, policy, and research experience in kinship and/or housing to discuss the issues and potential solutions. In addition to this, they are conducting two surveys: a practitioner survey and a kinship carer survey.  The practitioner survey is open to any practitioner who is working with kinship families – local authority, health, third sector.  The carer survey is open to any kinship carer (formal/informal etc.)

Practitioner Survey:

Kinship Carers Survey:

They aim to produce guidance, policy briefings, and a podcast in early 2024.

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