We have been informed about the following list of current support groups. Please do ring the named contact if you wish to confirm details including meeting hours. Please note that unless a named Family Rights Group contact is provided, the groups and organisations listed below are run independently of Family Rights Group and we are not responsible for their activities. 


Family Rights has published a guide on good practice in setting up local kinship care support groups. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a copy. If you wish to attend a group, rather than set one up, you may still find the guide useful.


Organisation

Cambs Kinship Carers United (Cherry Hinton)           

Contact name

Kate Rayner

Contact Telephone number

0753 1620438

Contact email

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Who is the group for?

All kin carers

Where does the group meet?

Cherry Hinton 

Who runs the group?

Carers themselves

How often does the group meet?

Second Thursday in the month.


Organisation

KCC (Kinship Carers' of Cambridgeshire)

Contact name

Annabel Roberts

Contact Telephone number

01223 411 923

07794 329 886 (please text first to verify who you are)

Contact email

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Who is the group for?

All kinship carers

Where does the group meet?

Cherry Hinton, Cambridge

Who runs the group?

It is independently run although it has a structure as it is a small charity with a group of trustees

How often does the group meet?

Monthly initially


Organisation

Kinship Support Group Basildon

Contact name

Nicky Welch or Laura Barron

Contact Telephone number

01268 643 330

Contact email

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Who is the group for?

The group is for carers who are approved Kinship Carers, those who have a Special Guardianship Order on a child or young person.Most are grandparents though not all.  Most of the parents of the children will have issues such as drugs, alcohol, domestic violence etc.

Where does the group meet?

Basildon

Who runs the group?

Essex County Council

How often does the group meet?

Last Friday of the month, excepting the school holidays

Organisation

Peterborough Kinship Carers Group

Contact name

Sue Nash or Nora Baker

Contact Telephone number

07745 591660 or 07443 633840

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Who is the group for?

Grandparents, aunts and uncles, siblings, friends who are raising someone else’s child as a kinship carer.

Where does the group meet?

Peterborough Council for Voluntary Service, 3 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, PE1 2RP

Who runs the group?

Members

How often does the group meet?

Weekly in term time, 10.30 – 12.30.


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