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Becoming a Kinship Carer – Education and Support Needs of Grandparents Who Are Parenting

Stobbs, Nicola ORCID: and Prowle, Alison (2016) Becoming a Kinship Carer – Education and Support Needs of Grandparents Who Are Parenting. International Journal of Birth and Parent Education, 4 (2). pp. 23-26. ISSN 2054-0779 Online: 2054-0787

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Grandparent kinship carers have been found to have poor well-being and are often anxious about providing the best parenting support. This research worked with a group of grandparent kinship carers to discover their parenting needs with the aim of proposing parenting support. Using mixed methods the study found that a support system which addressed the specific needs of the children and the kinship carers, for example financial advice as well as coping with the children's complex behaviour, was preferred. A patchwork approach where individual groups of kinship carers could commission bespoke provision was proposed as being a preferable option.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: kinship carers, well-being, grandparents, parenting
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Education
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Depositing User: Nicola Stobbs
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2018 11:20
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2023 04:00

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