Many kinship carers are granted a Special Guardianship Order. Kinship Ready is our preparatory workshop series for special guardians, ideally before they are granted the order.

We know from experience and our research that before and just after the order is granted can be the most challenging and daunting time. We also know that the right support during this period can have a positive impact for special guardians.

Kinship Ready workshops are for those who have had a viability assessment for a Special Guardianship Order but have not yet been granted the order, and those who are considering, or have been recently been granted, a Special Guardianship Order.

The workshop content has been developed specifically for special guardians in collaboration with social workers, academic researchers and special guardians themselves. It is delivered in partnership with local authorities, with the aim to raise awareness of what is involved when taking on the role of a special guardian.

Workshops include topics such as:

  • contact
  • trauma and attachment
  • support plans
  • overview of legal orders
  • where to go for help and support

Very knowledgeable and educational, I hope I can continue getting this wonderful support. - Kinship carer