Are you a grandparent, relative or family friend raising someone else’s child?
We are here to help you.
Kinship Carer UK
Kinship Carers UK is a national charity that supports and advises family and friends’ carers often called Kinship Carers of 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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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.
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.