Kinship carers should have access to one to one and peer support. Many kinship carers experience isolation due to the unique pressures of bringing up a child in kinship care. It is essential that they are able to meet others in similar situations.

Peer support from other kinship carers, arranged and supported by local authorities or voluntary agencies must be provided in each local authority to ensure important help at an early stage as well as ongoing support for all kinship carers regardless of the legal order they have for the child they are raising.

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