For professionals Efficient, effective and good value services We understand that all local authorities are experiencing budget cuts, but the number of kinship carers is increasing. Kinship carers are keeping more and more children out of the costly care system, but without proper support they will not be able to continue to do this. Commissioning Kinship Connected will save your local authority money. It means that you can offer the best possible support to the increasing number of kinship care families in your local authority at a lower cost than the more costly care, foster or adoption - and have better outcomes for the young people. It couldn't be easier for your staff Our expert, project workers are based in the local authority and work collaboratively with your children services team. All your staff have to do is refer kinship carers using an online form and a local project workers will contact them. In addition to our commissioned services, all your kinship carers have access to our free advice service and can join our free national kinship carer community - to stay connected with us and each other. Our Director of Programmes will be happy to discuss the options and help to develop a package that best meets the needs of your local authority and kinship care community. For more information about commissioning Kinship Connected for your own local authority, please complete this short form and we will contact you.