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.

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  • Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon

    This stunning London half marathon takes in the capital's world-famous landmarks on closed roads, and four of London's eight Royal Parks – Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James's Park and Kensington Gardens. Read more

  • Terry's Bike Ride

    On Sunday 8th October 2017, Terry Keen is planning a pub crawl with a difference – cycling 70 miles around 20 Shepherd Neame pubs, collecting donations along the way. Read more

  • FREE Kinship Care Masterclass (Middlesbrough)

    We're holding a free Kinship Care Masterclass in Middlesbrough on the 20th of September. Read more