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Kinship Care

Family Rights Group has extensive experience, knowledge and understanding of kinship care (also known as family and friends care).

We provide free legal advice to thousands of kinship carers each year, including grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings and family friends raising children who unable to safely live with their parents.

We undertake action research and lead the policy and legal work of the Kinship Care Alliance. We provided the secretariat to the Parliamentary Taskforce on Kinship Care and now provide the secretariat to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Kinship Care. We were instrumental in persuading the Government to introduce statutory family and friends care guidance in 2011, and in securing amendments to welfare legislation and legal aid reforms, to reflect the needs of kinship carers. We continue to campaign for further reforms so that children, wherever possible, can be raised safely and thrive within their family network.

Kinship carers with experience of the child welfare system are directly involved in developing our resources and co-designing and co-delivering our training courses.

We can be commissioned by an individual agency or group of agencies to provide training and consultancy to your organisation, which can be varied or adapted to suit your news. We are happy to discuss your organisation’s needs, be that increasing awareness of kinship care; improving knowledge amongst practitioners of the legal framework and kinship care; reviewing your kinship care policies and practice; or considering how children and their kinship carers could be more effectively involved in shaping your services

To discuss commissioning a course or consultancy work contact Pam Ledward pledward@frg.org.uk.

Our funding means we can currently only help 1 in 3 people

Your donation will help more families access expert legal advice and support from Family Rights Group.

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