What are siblings' lived experiences of providing kinship care? Identifying pathways to improving kinship care outcomes

Lead Research Organisation: Cardiff University
Department Name: Sch of Social Sciences


The aims of the PhD are to understand the needs of sibling kinship carers and identify pathways to improving their outcomes. Whilst there is a small but growing body of research into kinships carers, few have previously looked at the role of sibling kinship carers. A mixed methods approach with census data being used to explore demographic characteristics of sibling foster care, and semi-structured interviews providing an insight into the experiences of this under researched population. The research will be underpinned by a critical-realist approach that seeks to identify context-mechanism-outcome configurations.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
ES/P00069X/1 01/10/2017 30/09/2027
2273483 Studentship ES/P00069X/1 01/10/2019 28/10/2023 Lorna Stabler