We are the only national charity dedicated to supporting kinship carers - grandparents and other relatives raising children who aren't able to live with their parents. There are over 200,000 children in kinship care.  

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

Kinship carers, please complete our survey

Our annual survey is an opportunity for all kinship carers to help us develop our services and fight for improvements in support for kinship families. Please complete by 30 June.

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Author: Rosie Horton

Advice for kinship carers

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

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Support

Despite stepping in to care for vulnerable children, most kinship carers aren't entitled to statutory support.

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

Our impact

Last year our advice service supported over 2,000 families.
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Latest news

  • Kinship carers, please complete our survey

    Our annual survey is an opportunity for all kinship carers to help us develop our services and fight for improvements in support for kinship families. Please complete by 30 June. Read more

  • Changes to Universal Credit and Pension Credit for mixed age couples

    Changes to benefits may have implications for mixed age couples, where one person is over pension age and the other is under pension age. Read more

  • March News

    Your monthly update with news from our ongoing work with the Kinship Care Parliamentary Taskforce, local kinship carers getting the recognition they deserve, plus how you can get involved through volunteering or sharing your story. Read more