Candidates: please pledge your support for kinship families here
On 12 December, the UK will head to the polls in a General Election.
This means that parliament will no longer meet and instead candidates in your constituency will be competing for your vote. This is a great opportunity to raise awareness of kinship care.
Help us to get as many candidates as possible to pledge their support for kinship families and commit to championing kinship care if they are elected as MPs.
Please let us know when you get in touch with your candidates, whatever the outcome, by emailing [email protected]. The following information will help you raise awareness of kinship care during the election.
Campaigning at Grandparents Plus
We hear all the time that kinship carers face a lack of information, advice and support. Our campaigns are built around the changes that kinship carers tell us they want to see and are developed with our advisory group of kinship carers. They reflect the findings of our annual surveys and our practical experience of supporting thousands of kinship families each year through our programmes and services. If you would like more information about campaigning, please contact [email protected]
The timing of this general election means that the Kinship Care Parliamentary Taskforce has postponed the publication of their report on kinship care. We know many of you have contributed to the taskforce's work, from responding to surveys to meeting with MPs. We will let you know as soon as we have the new date that the report will be published.