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APPG’s Activities and Latest News

8th March 2021

The APPG held its inaugural Annual General Meeting on Monday 8th March via Zoom. The group welcomed guest speakers: Enza Smith (Kinship Carers UK) and her grandson Bradley, Clare Walsh and Elaine to share their experience of kinship care. Read more about the meeting here.

April 2021

  • The APPG’s officers have written to Children’s Minister, Vicky Ford, to invite her to meet with the group. Read the letter here.
  • The independent review of children’s social care is an important opportunity to consider system wide reform of children’s social care. The APPG has written to the Chair of the Care Review, Josh MacAlister, to ask him to consider the findings of the Parliamentary Taskforce on Kinship Care and to invite Josh to meet with the group. Read the letter here.
  • Many children in kinship care have additional educational needs and disabilities but too often miss out on important educational support because they do not have the correct legal status or have not spent time in the care system. The APPG has written to the Education Recovery Commissioner, Sir Kevan Collins, to urge him to consider children in kinship care and to ensure they do not lose out further as a result of lost learning during the Coronavirus pandemic. Read the letter here.

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