Young people’s needs will only be better met if key professionals in a range of agencies, including the voluntary sector, work together to provide an integrated response to the challenges they face.

Children raised in kinship care should be entitled to the awareness, understanding and support of those around them for as long as they need it, including better support for their transition into independent living.

Awareness and training in kinship care should be offered by local authorities or voluntary organisations to all relevant organisations and service providers - including local authorities, schools, GP surgeries, job centres, voluntary organisations advice services, and community groups.