Support for kinship carers New kinship carer? How will being a kinship carer affect your life? Think about the ways in which caring for a child will affect the way you lead your life, and any changes you will need to make. Do you have other caring responsibilities to fit in? Are you prepared to make any necessary sacrifices to your social life and outside interests? Consider who might be able to help you with any childcare you need, and how you will find out about other issues that are important when you are bringing up a child, such as the education system.