Kinship families require a network of support around them and 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.

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 themselves, schools, GP surgeries, job centres, voluntary organisations advice services, and community groups.

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