Resources

Research

Resources

Research

CFAB’s reports provide in-depth research and analysis to evidence the need for our work and the need for international kinship care guidance. We are grateful to our supporters who recognise the importance of funding an evidence-based approach.

The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation is one such supporter. CFAB will continue working hard with our partners, both in the UK and internationally, to understand how we may better support the needs of child protection and social service professionals.

Research

Freedom of Information Request Findings about Overseas Placements, 2018
This article, written by CFAB's CEO, Carolyn Housman, was published in Community Care in 2020 to talk about the findings of our 2015-2017 Freedom of Information requests regarding the number of Looked After children local authorities either placed or exploring placing with family members abroad.
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Survey for Kinship Care Organisations on their Support for Ethnic Minority Communities
This survey was designed to understand the support offered by kinship organisations and the challenges they face when providing services to different ethnic minority communities.
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Minimising Placement Breakdown in International Family Placements
This report outlines the challenges and risks in international placements and how to minimise the risk of placement breakdown. Funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.
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Safeguarding Children in Need of Protection Who Travel Abroad
This report explores outcomes for children travelling abroad, the challenges in ensuring their welfare, and identifies effective Practice. Funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.
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Cross Border Child Safeguarding
This report sets out the findings of a study on cross-border children and families' cases, an under-researched aspect of social work with children and families. Funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.
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Read further guidance on international child protection issues here.