Kinship care or Connected Care is when a child lives full-time or most of the time with a relative or friend who isn’t their parent, usually because their parents aren’t able to care for them. That relative or friend is called a ‘kinship carer’, and it’s estimated that around half of kinship carers are grandparents, but many other relatives including older siblings, aunts, uncles, as well as family friends and neighbours can also be kinship carers.
FREE Grandparents Plus Annual Survey Webinar tomorrow 7 Oct:
Wednesday 7 Oct, 12- 12.45pm
Paul McGrath, researcher and Policy Advisor at Grandparents Plus, will be talking through the findings of their annual survey of kinship carers in England and Wales, exploring what it is like being a kinship carer in 2020. Open to both professionals and kinship carers. Book your spot.
Grandparents Plus have also produced this lovely short film?? celebrating Kinship Care called ‘Something to be proud of’