Minimum Kinship Care Standards Northern Ireland

Date published: 03 January 2019

In 2007, the Department of Health (DoH) brought forward a strategy in relation to children cared for by the State in circumstances where they are unable to live with their parents. 


These Standards, Minimum Kinship Care Standards, are a product of the action plan, developed to deliver on the Care Matters Strategy. They recognise the unique role played by family and friends carers in the lives of children separated from parents. 

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