Dr Assim publishes a book on understanding kinship care of children

A Children’s rights researcher at the Community Law Centre has published a book titled: Understanding Kinship Care of Children in Africa. The book was published by Eleven International Publishing in Hague as the first instalment of the Comparative African Legal Studies Series and it focuses on contemporary issues in African development, with human rights as a backdrop.

In an era in which growing numbers of children face orphan hood, this book could not be more relevant. It explores the legal and human rights dimensions of kinship care, the preferred alternative to parental care in the African context. With increasing debates and controversies around child care forms such as foster care, and the ever-growing need for State support, it becomes critical to determine whether kinship care is indeed alternative care or not. The author offers a unique coverage of the subject matter in a manner that is sophisticated, well informed and balanced.

The Comparative African Legal Studies series aims to profile research in the fields of children, youth, families, gender, disability, education and socio-economic rights.

This book is available HERE as a hard copy as well as an ebook.