We are the experts in kinship care.
Since 2002 we have worked with and for kinship care families in our mission to ensure that kinship carers and the children they care for get the support and recognition they need, when they need it and in the way they need it.
We are the only national charity that exists for all kinship care families, including special guardians, and regardless of the child’s legal order. We truly understand the concerns and complexities that kinship families face.
Our ‘lived experience model’ means that kinship carers are at the heart of our work, developing services that best suit their multiple and complex needs. We consult with our active community of over 6,000 kinship carers and professionals on key activities too.
By working with us, you will be partnering with an experienced and knowledgeable organisation. We are able to demonstrate measurable results which empower kinship carers to build happy, stable homes for the children in their care resulting in positive futures for the whole family.
200,000 children are in kinship care – and it’s increasing. We can help you to support kinship families.
Children growing up in kinship care may have similar needs to those being raised in statutory care or through adoption. Schools play a vital role in supporting kinship families
Join our network of over 500 professionals who all have an interest in kinship care to discuss and problem-solve issues that you encounter in your roles.
We work with lawyers across the country to provide much-needed support for kinship families.
Our Professionals Network keeps you up-to-date with news and the latest research into kinship care. Members can attend quarterly meetings in London and the North of England.
Research, statistics and the latest developments related to kinship care.