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Adoption and fostering are not the only options. It’s time to invest in kinship care | Louise Tickle

The Guardian
It’s a struggle to get vulnerable children adopted. Their relatives should be offered funding and practical help if they can provide homesThe grandmother of Elsie Scully-Hicks, the 18-month-old girl murdered in Cardiff last year by one of her two adoptive fathers – who was convicted last month – had been rejected in her attempt to become her granddaughter’s court-appointed special guardian. Despite having been in regular contact with her granddaughter while she was in foster care, and being deemed suitable to look after two of Elsie’s older siblings,
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