"Bringing Families Together"

"Bringing Families Together"

Monday, April 12, 2010

Have your say!


Thank you for your interest in participating in my short study.

I am a 4th Year social work student from Strathclyde University currently undertaking research for my honours dissertation. I am currently an employee of Who Cares ? Scotland, however this research is being carried out on an independent basis. I would like to invite you to be part of my study looking into the experiences of people providing Kinship care.

I am asking you to take part
• To explore your experiences of providing care
• To discuss what support you have been offered
• To find out what you have found helpful/ unhelpful
• To find out how YOU think support for Kinship carers can be improved

What will happen - If you agree to take part you will be contacted to arrange a suitable time, at your convenience, for a one to one interview lasting a maximum of 1 hour. I will ask you some questions relating to your experience of being a Kinship Carer, focusing on the support that you have received. You will also have to opportunity to provide any information relating to Kinship care that you feel is important but has not been covered within the interview. You can choose not to answer any question and the interview will be stopped at any point on your request without explanation required. This will not affect any further involvement from services currently being received. Notes will be taking during the interview but no information that could possibly identify you will be used in the final study.
You may choose to withdraw from the study at any time and any data given will not be used to produce the final report.

All Information given in the interview is confidential unless it relates to a young person being at risk of harm. In this instance the information may be passed on to the appropriate service, and I will inform you should this arise.
With your permission, you may be contacted again after the interview to ensure that your views have been understood and are being conveyed accurately.
Benefits - You will be able to share your views and experiences.

This study is in no way connected to any local authority and is an independent research study for the purposes of completing my honours dissertation.
If you are interested in taking part, are aged over 18, are currently providing Kinship care and have been for a minimum of 6 months please complete the attached consent form and contact myself on 07454 477 318.
If you require any further information please feel free to contact me on 07545 477 318 or alternatively you can email at Karen.mackle@strath.ac.uk

If you have concerns and wish to contact someone not involved in this study you can email Andrew Kendrick at: Glasgow School Of Social Work, University of Strathclyde, 76 Southbrae Drive, Glasgow, G13 1PP or alternate contact details are:
Email on : Andrew.Kendrick@strath.ac.uk Telephone: 0141 950 3037.
Thank you for taking the time to read this information.

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