News & blogs Kinship care in the news Grandparents Plus is committed to raising awareness about the challenges that kinship carers face. End unfair treatment of kinship carers, says Sir James Munby Speaking at Coram Children's Legal Centre, Sir James Munby called on the government to provide more funding for kinship carers. World at One - BBC Radio 4 Listen from 23:25 to kinship carers, Sir James Munby & our CEO Lucy Peake call for a “substantial increase in funding” from central government to local authorities so they can “level up support for kinship carers” who need parity with foster carers & adopters BBC News Mary* speaks about the impact that looking after her four grandsons has had on her and her family. Channel 5 News Dr. Lucy Peake, our CEO, and Maxine, a kinship carer, spoke live on Channel 5 news about why kinship carers need more support, and why the system is stacked against them “Kinship carers are taken for granted.” People who look after a relative's child say they need more help. Unlike unrelated foster parents, there's very little support for them. @claudializatv | @GPlusinfo pic.twitter.com/8ckuMHxJ4c — Channel 5 News (@5_News) October 9, 2019 Sky News Coverage of our 2019 State of the Nation Survey, featuring interviews with Sue and Ian, kinship carers. The Times Social Affairs Editor, Greg Hurst, writes about kinship care and reiterates our call on the government to recognise kinship care in law. The Daily Mail Coverage of our 2019 survey results and our call on the government to recognise kinship care in law, backed up with resources for local authorities. The Yorkshire Post Two stories during Kinship Care Week, featuring a piece exploring kinship care in Yorkshire and an interview with Tabatha Peacock about her kinship care story. BBC Tees Listen from 2:08:54 to hear Lynn tell her story, followed by an interview with Ancha about the difficulties that kinship carers face. BBC Sussex and Surrey Listen from 18:36 where Wendy tells her story about disappearing support for kinship carers.