The Hidden Gold: family and friends carers raising children who cannot live with their parents
A big thank you to the many family and friends carers and practitioners who have generously given up your time to be interviewed by Family Rights Group and the University of Oxford or completed our surveys. Your efforts have born fruit!
The Hidden Gold - launch event in London
2 May 2013, 12 - 4pm, London, launch of new research
We are launching two new studies in London on 2nd May at an event chaired by journalist Yvonne Roberts. The half day seminar will consider Joan Hunt, University of Oxford and Family Rights Group's three-year study funded by The Big Lottery on the links between needs, support and legal status in family and friends care placements. The afternoon will also consider a new report ‘Relative Poverty – family and friends care in London' by Family Rights Group.
The Hidden Gold workshops in York and Birmingham for practitioners
13 May 2013, 10 - 4pm, Birmingham: policy, law and practice workshop
20 May 2013, 10 - 4pm, York: policy, law and practice workshop
The workshops will explore the latest research findings, provide a legal update and consider policy and practice, including effective approaches in working with children who are or could be raised by family and friends carers, even at a time of austerity.
Speakers at the events include:
Joan Hunt, University of Oxford and author of the three year study on family and friends care
Nigel Richardson, Director of Children's Services, Leeds City Council
Councillor Judith Blake, Deputy Leader and lead for Children's Services, Leeds City Council
Family and friends carers including Chris Leaves, who runs the Peterborough Second Generation support group
Cathy Ashley, Chief Executive, Family Rights Group
Bridget Lindley, Deputy Chief Executive, Principal Legal Adviser, Family Rights Group
Rachida Aziz and David Roth, authors of 'Relative Poverty – family and friends care in London' by Family Rights Group.
There are a limited number of free places for family and friends carers at each event. Cost to others is £60, 10% reduction for members of FRG/FGC network.