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Support for kinship carers of Ukrainian refugee children

Published: 22nd December 2022

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Family Rights Group is proud to have brought together a group of specialist children’s charities – Children and Families Across Borders, CoramBAAF, and the Coram Children’s Legal Centre – to support the growing number of Ukrainian children living apart from their parents in kinship care arrangements in England. 

The exact number of children living in these arrangements is not known, but we are looking forward to combining our specialist expertise in child welfare, family placement and kinship care and immigration law to help professionals to effectively support these children and families.  

Thanks to funding from Save The Children, we will produce a range of easy-to-access resources for social workers as well as advice organisations, sponsors, and kinship carers. Having heard from many professionals working in children’s social care about the paucity of advice for these specific circumstances, we believe these resources will provide much-needed guidance at a turbulent time.

We are keen to hear from individuals and organisations working with Ukrainian children and families, including Ukrainian specialists working in the field – so we can make sure the perspectives and experiences of children, families and practitioners inform our work.

You can read more about the project here.

Please contact Cathy Ashley at if you wish to contribute.

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