Millions of families rely on grandparents for support.

We're making sure they can handle whatever life brings. We're the national charity working for all families where grandparents play a vital role in the development of their grandchildren.

What is kinship care?

Kinship care can be any situation where a child is living full-time with grandparents or another relative. Find out more.

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Author: Maeve Thompson

Providing childcare

With many parents struggling to balance work and family life, grandparents are increasingly being asked to lend a helping hand. Here are some things to think about.

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Author: Maeve Thompson

Advice for kinship carers

Not a grandparent? All kinship carers can use our services. Find our advice pages here.

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Support

93% of families rely on grandparents for help with childcare. Find out how we support them.

Donate

£20 will help us reach another grandparent kinship carer currently struggling alone. Find out how you can help.

Our impact

Last year our advice service supported over 1,600 families.
Help us reach more.

Latest news

  • New Survey Highlights Financial Hardship Facing Kinship Carers

    A new survey of over 500 kinship carers – grandparents, aunts, uncles and other family members and friends who’ve taken on care of children who aren’t able to live with their parents – has revealed that as many as 94% say caring has caused financial hardship, despite many stepping in to keep children out of the local authority care system. Read more

  • Kinship Connected launching in eight London boroughs

    We're excited to be launching our new support service for kinship carers, Kinship Connected, in a quarter of London boroughs. Read more

  • March News

    Our monthly update with interviews from two award nominated kinship carers, and how to book your place at our Masterclasses. Read more