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Are you a grandparent, relative or family friend raising someone else’s child?

Welcome to our Kinship Community

We are here to support you

Kinship Carer UK

Kinship Carers UK is a national charity that supports and advises family and friends’ carers often called Kinship Carers or Connected Carers that are thinking or taking on the role of parenting someone else’s child.

Kinship Carers UK is run by professional kinship carers, we’ve walked the path of Kinship Care from many directions. Experience and knowledge have led us to help improve your journey.


Our aim is to build a strong community of kinship carers that can support you from the start to the end of your kinship journey. It does not matter what order you currently have or will have we can support you every step of the way.

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New to Kinship Care

Frequently asked questions 

into the bewildering insight

 of Kinship care routes 

Access resources and support on your journey into

 Kinship Care

Explore real solutions to real problems faced by Kinship Carers

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Existing Kinship Carers

Join a community of Kinship Carers

Fun & exciting fundraising activities

Events and excursions for all the family to enjoy

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Insights from experts and professionals 

Legal advice and

terminology busting

Raise awareness & bring about change to

Kinship care policies

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Joy and Colin's Story

Our Grandchild lost a fantastic Father when he was 5 months old, came to us at 18 months old the first time, and was returned to Mother at 3. A second chance for her.  A traumatic experience for us but more so for the child. 


At 6 our Grandchild  came back to us. Failure had happened again. Once again we were back into the process of securing our Grandchild’s future. While going through the whole process there was no one we knew in our position.


Who could understand how we felt? Who could we talk to? I turned to the internet and found a Group in Worcester. Kinship Carers UK. I spoke to Enza Smith the charities founder, I poured out my inner most feelings.

Kinship Carer Grandparents hugging grand-daughter. Grand-daughter is missing a tooth.
Kinship Carer smiling with one grandson, and hugging another.

Why kinship care families need specialised and consistent support

Stable kinship care families mean less children going into state care.  However, given the multiple challenges they face, they can’t do it without YOUR consistent support.

Join Kinship Carers UK community

If you would like access to the full support of KCUK, please register as a client by clicking Join us and filling in the relevant details. 

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