Kinship is the leading kinship care charity in England and Wales. We’re here for all kinship carers – the grandparents and siblings, the aunts, uncles, and family friends who step up to raise children when their parents can’t.
In December, the Government published the first ever National Kinship Care Strategy for England.
This was a landmark moment for kinship carers who are raising the child of a family member or friend, and who have been overlooked and undervalued for too long. The Strategy recognises the monumental role they play in transforming the lives of hundreds of thousands of children.
For the first time, concrete actions are being taken by Government to extend financial allowances to more kinship carers, including a £16 million investment for first year of a 4-year trial of financial allowances in 8 local authorities.
Learn more about the National Kinship Care Strategy for England, what it means for kinship carers and Kinship’s response to it.
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Support for kinship carers
Visit Kinship Compass, our independent information, advice and support hub just for kinship carers. The one place you can go for information, expert advice and support for every stage of your kinship care journey, tailored to your situation.
Contact our media team
We are tireless in our mission to raise awareness of kinship care in society, so if you are a journalist, we’d love to talk to you. Please get in touch with us: email@example.com
Learn more about Kinship
Learn more about everything we do, from supporting kinship carers with our emotional support groups and advice line, to influencing and campaigning for change for all kinship families.
10/01/2024 The Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, publicly praised the contribution of the nation’s kinship carers for the first time today, during Prime Ministers Questions at Westminster. National charity Kinship has celebrated the “long-awaited recognition of kinship...
15/12/2023 The Department for Education has today published the first ever National Kinship Care Strategy for England. This is a landmark moment for kinship carers who are raising the child of a family member or friend, who have been overlooked and undervalued...
24/11/23 Kinship is incredibly proud to have been selected to be a part of the Evening Standard and Comic Relief’s new Winter Survival Appeal. The campaign aims to help children and families who are struggling with the cost of living across London and the UK, with...