The Rees Centre at the University of Oxford has published the final report of its evaluation of the Buddy project, which was set up by the charity Siblings Together in 2013.

The Buddy project aimed to reunite siblings separated through care and adoption by recruiting and training Buddies who could encourage siblings to meet on a monthly basis and to participate in fun and rewarding activities, thereby strengthening the sibling relationship and supporting the young people involved.

The evaluation was primarily based on interviews with the young people, foster carers, Buddies and social workers, and found that sharing regular activities with siblings had a positive impact on well-being and relationships.

 

The full report which includes a number of recommendations can be downloaded from the Rees Centre website here.

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