Siblings United


This project is exploring the placement of siblings in public care in the United Kingdom (UK). There are increasing numbers of children and young people growing up in care, currently there are over 93,000 across the UK. Legislation acknowledges the importance of sibling bonds and recommends that, wherever possible, siblings should be placed together. However, currently one in three sibling groups are growing up in separate foster care placements.

This project, ‘Siblings Apart’, is exploring children and young peoples experiences of Sibling Camps. The camps are run by Shaftesbury Young People's Siblings United Project and they aim to promote meaningful contact. This is a timely project focusing on an important issue, sibling separation in public care is prevalent in many countries across the globe.