Grandparents Plus has published the findings of a study exploring how children who have been brought up in kinship care get on as they reach their late teens and early adulthood.

The study, which was funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, is the first to examine the experiences and outcomes of young adults (aged 16-26) who had lived, or continued to live, in kinship care and to compare these with those of care leavers and peers in the general population.

The results show that although most young people rated the care they had received favourably and that outcomes were in the main considerably better than for those in non-kinship local authority care, the outcomes were not as good as for young people in the general population.

The executive summary of the research findings can be downloaded from the Grandparents Plus website.

Need help or advice?

Our trained advisors are available weekdays 09:00 to 17:00

Please leave a message click here

Alternatively leave a voice mail on

0800 040 7675

We will contact you the next working day without fail

Request a call back