Loughborough University
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Loughborough University

Centre for Child and Family Research

Evaluation Research

Mockingbird Family Model

Pioneered in the US and introduced to the UK by the Fostering Network, the Mockingbird Family Model uses a dedicated ‘hub home’ of specially recruited and trained foster carers offering respite care, peer support, regular joint planning and social activities to a ‘constellation’ of six to 10 families of foster and kinship carers living in close proximity. CCFR will explore the impact of the Mockingbird Family Model on foster carers and the children and young people that they support. It will also examine the practical issues associated with implementing the model in the UK context.

Contact Sam McDermid s.mcdermid@lboro.ac.uk



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