There are 200,000 children in kinship care.

We're the national charity for kinship carers - relatives and friends who step in to raise children who aren't able to live with their parents.  

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

Kinship care network

Our kinship care network is there to keep carers connected, with us and each other. Find out more.


Author: Maeve Thompson

Advice for kinship carers

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




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


£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.
Help us reach more.

Latest news

  • 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

  • Holidays for kinship carers

    Becoming a new family can be an extremely stressful time. A short break can make a huge difference to a kinship family. Are you eligible for a holiday provided by The Family Holiday Association? Read more