Kinship Care

General Kinship Care Articles

This article describes what a Family Safety Plan is and important terms to know.
This article describes documents that are part of the safety plan and things to consider with each.
Kinship care is commonly defined as the "full-time care, nurturing, and protection of children by relatives, members of their tribes or clans, or other adults who have a family relationship to a child."
"Informal kinship care" means a living arrangement in which a relative of a child, who is not in the care, custody, or guardianship of the local department of social services, provides for the care and custody of the child due to a serious family hardship.