Talking to your school about kinship care

School can be a tricky time for kinship children, but our recent Growing Up in Kinship Care report found that individual teachers and school counselling services could really help some young people. Read our tips on how to speak to school about kinship care, to get the right support for your children.

What you've been up to

We’re constantly impressed and inspired by the kinship carers we work with. We know you have hard jobs, and often a serious lack of support. Which is why it’s so nice that two members of our Support Network, who have been involved in our Relative Experience Project in the North East, have been recognised by their local communities, and nominated for The Gateshead Awards. We asked them about their experiences of kinship care, and advice for others in their position.

Read the full interviews.

Kinship Care Masterclasses

“It would be very useful to have a masterclass for carers about looking after themselves to raise their self-esteem which is much needed.” (Kinship Carer)
You asked and we listened. Our new series of Kinship Care Masterclasses are happening in London on 10th May and in Manchester on 7th June. Led by psychologist, trainer, and author Dr Karen Treisman, they will focus on self-care. The one-day training course will allow you to be more grounded, relaxed, and regulated, helping you respond to the behaviours of your children.
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