The Grandparents Plus Kinship Care Professionals Group is for social workers, academics and others with an interest in kinship care.  The group meets quarterly in London as well as in locations in the North of England.

The Kinship Care Professionals Group provides an opportunity to meet fellow practitioners and researchers and to share and develop good practice in kinship carer support. It is relevant for anyone working with kinship carers, including Special Guardians.

Meetings are planned and facilitated by Grandparents Plus. In addition to providing networking opportunities, the meetings will also offer you the chance to contribute ideas about the development of the network and new ways to tackle some of the issues around kinship care in a safe and friendly environment.

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'I have been attending the Grandparents Plus professionals group for at least two years and over this time I have found the meetings to be an extremely useful forum for representatives from Family and Friends Teams to come together to share information and experiences. Grandparents Plus have arranged for speakers to attend as well as opportunities for different local authorities to provide presentations on projects that are working well in their area or the way in which their local authority structures the Family and Friends assessments which has also been extremely beneficial and a useful resource.' Surrey County Council Fostering Team West (Family and Friends)

If you are interested in hosting a future meeting or promoting the group to other kinship care professionals  please email: [email protected].