We are committed to raising awareness about the challenges that kinship carers face. Here are some of the major stories that help to raise awareness of kinship care.
The report focussed on the outbreak of coronavirus, and how the talk of relaxing lockdown restrictions is causing anxiety among grandparents in the UK who care for children.
“Unexpected call from daughter changed my life and I had to give up everything” Grandfather Graham Leach, 63, was told his daughter’s children would be taken away so he stepped in to raise the boys himself rather than seeing them in care.
Wendy highlights the concerns shared by many of us during these challenging times. Also our CEO Lucy sets out what the government needs to do in this time to better support kinship carers.
A warning from us, alongside other charities, that vulnerable children need more support during coronavirus.
Graham, Sandra and Helen share their stories about becoming kinship carers, alongside interviews with researchers, MPs and our Chief Executive, Dr Lucy Peake
Jenny, Diana and Sarah explain what being a kinship carer is like, and call for more support for kinship families.
Speaking at Coram Children’s Legal Centre, Sir James Munby called on the government to provide more funding for kinship carers.
Mary* speaks about the impact that looking after her four grandsons has had on her and her family.
Channel 5 News
Dr. Lucy Peake, our CEO, and Maxine, a kinship carer, spoke live on Channel 5 news about why kinship carers need more support, and why the system is stacked against them
Coverage of our 2019 State of the Nation Survey, featuring interviews with Sue and Ian, kinship carers.
Social Affairs Editor, Greg Hurst, writes about kinship care and reiterates our call on the government to recognise kinship care in law.
Coverage of our 2019 survey results and our call on the government to recognise kinship care in law, backed up with resources for local authorities.