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Every episode of this podcast series will focus on kinship carers – on their experiences, the challenges they face, and what needs to change.
For this first episode of the podcast series, we’re going to be hearing from kinship carer Enza, who is in conversation with the grandson that she raised – Bradley, about what their experience of kinship care has been.
Kinship carers are friends or family members who have stepped in to take on the care of a child, who is unable to live with their parents, often due to tragedy or trauma. Kinship carers are commonly grandparents, but can also be brothers or sisters, aunts or uncles, or close family friends. In the UK, more than 180,000 children are raised by kinship carers, and at Family Rights Group, part of the important work that we do is to ensure that kinship carers have their voices heard, receive fair treatment, and get help early to prevent problems escalating.
If you have any questions about kinship care, we have free legal and practical advice available to families and friends on this website, and on our free and confidential telephone and digital advice service.
Our next kinship carers in conversation with podcast episode will be out later this month.