Taking on a parenting role in later life: Experiences of Grandparent Special Guardians
This session will be delivered by Dr Lucille Allain, Director of Programmes and Associate Professor in Social Work and Dr Helen-Hingley Jones, Associate Professor in Social Work.
Family placements and models of care for looked after children have been changing and this includes a rise in Special Guardianship Orders where children are often cared for my family members, including grandparents. This research presents findings from interviews with grandparent Special Guardian carers where there was an exploration of their journey to becoming primary carers for their grandchildren and their experiences as carers in later life.
This session aims:
To discuss findings from research with Grandparent Special Guardians and their experiences of caring in later life.
To discuss how caring impacted on grandparents in relation to finance, employment and family relationships, including contact arrangements.
*This event is only open to social workers and practitioners working in social care within our Partner organisations, comprising of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey and Islington councils, the charity Norwood and Middlesex University.
**Due to the limited spaces available, if this event is oversubscribed, registration will close seven days ahead of the event and places will be equally shared between Partner organisations. We ask that participants who sign up for this event save the date in their diary; however, a final confirmation email will be sent to participants seven days before the event.