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

Camden Special Guardians and Kinship Care Support Group

Contact name

Charlie Scott and Julia Granville

Contact Telephone number

Charlie Scott 020 7974 3163 Julie Granville 020 8938 2266

Contact email

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Who is the group for?

All family and friends carers and special guardians, living in the London Borough of Camden or where the placement has been made through LB Camden

Where does the group meet?

Kentish Town

Who runs the group?

Run jointly by the London Borough of Camden and the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

How often does the group meet?

Monthly on Wednesday mornings


Organisation

Childrens Social Care, Islington

Contact name

Ethel Ibeh or Gillian Lucas

Contact Telephone number

0207 527 7193

Contact email

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Who is the group for?

Family and Friend carers, such as carers who care for children under a Special Guardian order or Child Arrangement order.

Where does the group meet?

3 Elwood Street, Islington,  N51EB

Who runs the group?

Family Plus Team with involvement from the carers on social events, projects and things of interest.

How often does the group meet?

 

Every month from 10:30 – 1:30. Lunch and child care provided.  Speakers on themes carers want information on and social time.

Please phone to be put on the mailing list.


Organisation

Kinship Carers Support Group

Who is the group for?

Family and friends carers who are looking after other people's children by legal order or a private arrangement

How often does the group meet?

Every first friday of the month (9-11am) at Monteagle Primary School, Burnham, Dagenham, RM9 4RB


Organisation

London Borough of Wandsworth

Contact name

Vicki Crawford and Roberta Onye

Contact Telephone number

020 8871 6424/7631

Contact email

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Who is the group for?

Family and friends carers and their support carers

Where does the group meet?

Tooting Bec, London

Who runs the group?

Family Plus Team, Wandsworth Specialist Services

How often does the group meet?


Every 8 weeks


Organisation

PACT (Prison Advice & Care Trust)

Contact name

Cherecee Williams

Contact Telephone number

020 7697 8781 or 020 7979 4841

Contact email

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Who is the group for?

We run the support group for anyone who:
• Had/have a family member in prison
• Is caring for someone else’s child or
• Where drug and/or alcohol are considered problematic

Where does the group meet?

The group meets at Holloway Prison Visitors’ Centre, in North London

Who runs the group?

The group is run by the Prison Advice and Care Trust (pact) Charity

How often does the group meet?

2nd Saturday of every month


Organisation

The Candle Project

Contact Telephone number

020 8768 4586

Who is the group for?

Sibling carers in south east London who have been bereaved

Where does the group meet?

South East London

Who runs the group?

St Christpher’s Hospice

How often does the group meet?

Twice a year

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