How to contact us for advice

Find out more

Telephone Handler
Close form

Our advice service

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.

Telephone Handler

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.

Discuss on our forums

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.

Advice on our website

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.

Family Rights Group
Cover Your Tracks
Generic filters
Exact matches only

Cross-party Parliamentary: Taskforce Media

News and activities from the Taskforce

The cross-party Parliamentary Taskforce’s activities and latest news including media coverage.

You can now watch the launch of the Taskforce report.

1 February 2021

The Taskforce published its report on the experience of kinship carers during the latest stage of the pandemic. New survey research shows that kinship carers are facing severe strains on their capacity to balance health, financial hardship and the wellbeing and educational needs of children who might otherwise be in the care system. Read the press release here.

30 September 2020

Taskforce press release on its report, based upon evidence gathered over the last 18 months from 1000s of kinship carers, from young people, practitioners, organisations working with kinship care families and decision makers.

6 May 2020

The Taskforce published its report on kinship care households’ experiences during the Pandemic. The report reveals that the Coronavirus pandemic is increasing the pressure on already vulnerable kinship care families.

A letter to the Prime Minister

The letter was signed by 57 parliamentarians, who are members and supporters of the Parliamentary Taskforce on Kinship Care. They highlighted the specific challenges facing kinship carers during the Pandemic. They also urged the Prime Minister to help ease the situation of kinship carers and avoid placements breaking down, resulting in more children entering the care system.

5 March 2020

Parliamentarians, who are members of the Taskforce, wrote to the Chancellor, asking him to invest in families who provide a safe and loving home to children who would otherwise enter or remain in care. The letter sets out six measures that the Chancellor should take.

BBC Today in Parliament, 7 December 2018

Enza (a kinship carer) and Bradley (her grandson), Cathy Ashley (Chief Executive of Family Rights Group) and Anna Turley talk about why the Parliamentary Taskforce on Kinship Care has been launched (from 12 minutes 12 secs to 17min 20 sec into the programme).

People pie chart

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.

Donate Now