We provide advice to parents, grandparents, relatives, friends and kinship carers who are involved with children’s services in England or need their help. We can help you understand processes and options when social workers or courts are making decisions about your child’s welfare.
Our advice service is free, independent and confidential.
By phone or email
To speak to an adviser, please call our free and confidential advice line 0808 801 0366 (Monday to Friday 9.30am to 3pm, excluding Bank Holidays). For Textphone dial 18001 followed by the advice line number. Or you can ask us a question via email using our advice enquiry form.
Our online advice forums are an anonymous space where parents and kinship carers (also known as family and friends carers) can get legal and practical advice, build a support network and learn from other people’s experiences.
Our get help and advice section describes the processes that you and your family are likely to go through, so that you know what to expect. Our webchat service can help you find the information and advice on our website which will help you understand the law and your rights.
Calling all kinship carers! Do you want to help shape support for kinship families?
We are hosting an online workshop for kinship carers to put their thoughts and ideas directly to Government.
The workshop will be held on Zoom on Tuesday 18th April, 12.45pm to 2.30pm, in partnership with the Kinship Care Team at the Department for Education.
It will be an opportunity for relatives and friends raising children who cannot remain at home, to share what you think about:
The Government’s recently published plans for kinship care
What should be included in the national kinship care strategy that the Government is going to be creating this year
Kinship care is firmly on the political agenda and this is a chance for you to say what you think children and families need.
The workshop will start with a presentation from Government officials about what their proposals are. We will then move into small groups to give everyone the opportunity to share their views in a safe and supported space.
This event has now taken place.
Our funding means we can currently only help 4 in 10 people
Your donation will help more families access expert legal advice and support from Family Rights Group.
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