10 Top Tips for Placing Siblings.
British Association for Adoption & Fostering (BAAF)
Safron House 6-10 Kirby STreet
London EC1N 8TS, Tel: 020 7520 0300
This book explores key principles involved in placing sibling groups in care. Each of the ten chapters presents a tip for practitioners working with sibling groups in the United Kingdom. The tips include: allow children to say who their brothers and sisters are; know the policy and guidance; keep siblings together and help siblings to part; make kinship care for siblings the first choice; recruit and prepare families for each sibling group; devise strategies to help unrelated children to become sisters and brothers; support siblings and families after placement; ensure that parted siblings can share their lives; and use a checklist to keep in mind key points for working with siblings. An epilogue shares the childhood story of an adult who grew up with foster siblings. The text closes with a list of useful organizations in the United Kingdom.
foster care; adoption; sibling placement; sibling relationships; Great Britain; kinship care