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Kinship Care Week

Kinship is the leading kinship care charity in England and Wales
Kinship carers paddling at the beach with children

Kinship is an amazing charity that supports all kinship carers: the grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, other family members and friends who step up to raise children when their parents aren't able to. They campaign for every kinship family to have the recognition, value and support they need and deserve. 

Help When Needed

Thanks to the support of People's Postcode Lottery players, Kinship's expert advice service is available for free to all kinship carers in England and Wales. The financial, legal, practical and emotional support and understanding the charity provides is open to kinship families from the moment they need it, for as long as they require it. The People's Postcode Lottery's funding has also been crucial to support the exponential growth of Kinship's community, which recently welcomed its 8,000th member.

Stories Of Love

To celebrate and show appreciation for the important work of kinship carers in England and Wales, Kinship celebrates Kinship Care Week this week (launching 4th October 2021). This week is an opportunity to raise awareness of the incredible role kinship carers play in children's lives and in society, and to celebrate and share our stories of love, friendship and support. It's the time for kinship carers to talk about how proud they are of the amazing children they've raised, and to thank the people who have been there for them along the way - supporting them through the toughest times.

Share Your Support

Do you want to share a message of thanks and support to kinship families this Kinship Care Week? Now's your chance to let them and the rest of the world know how much we all value them. Submit your short video, picture or note of celebration or read dozens of inspiring stories on

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Published: 04/10/2021

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