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.


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.


Author: Maeve Thompson

Advice for kinship carers

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




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


£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

  • June News

    This month we're celebrating #VolunteersWeek and we've got some exciting new roles for you. Plus our survey is still open, giving you the chance to have your say on kinship care. Read more

  • Kinship Care State of the Nation Survey

    We want to hear about your experiences of kinship care in 2018. Read more

  • May News

    It's time to tell us about your experience of kinship care in our annual State of the Nation Survey. Plus tickets to a self-care masterclass and a look at life for kinship carers Sandra and Russell. Read more