Overview

Heading into 2023, could you be there for someone finding their way as a kinship carer?  

Welcome to Kinship – the leading charity supporting kinship carers across England and Wales.  

We’re looking for kind and passionate people who can spare some time to help support kinship carers on their journey by becoming a Support Group Leader. Meet in person or online!  

A kinship carer is someone who is raising a relative’s or friend’s child. Their journey is far from straight forward and it can be lonely and isolating. But having someone to talk things through can really help. Someone to speak to honestly and openly. 
Watch this video to find out more – https://youtu.be/-IDYP3lrmvE   

There is flexibility to fit around home-life, full training is given, and you’ll be supported every step of the way.   
If you would like to find out more, or have any questions, please email volunteer@kinship.org.uk or complete an Expression of Interest form here.

Thank you. 
Kinship’s Peer Support Team  

About Kinship

Kinship care begins in crisis. A child whose parents are unable to care for them, for whatever reason. It’s frightening, confusing and heart-breaking.

Instinctively, a loved one steps in – a grandparent, brother, sister, aunt, uncle or family friend. They are now a kinship carer, bringing up the children they love. There’s no chance to prepare. Plans are pushed aside. Relationships, jobs and savings are sacrificed.

It’s life changing and challenging raising children who’ve been hurt or neglected, but kinship carers do it anyway because they put the children first.

Kinship families raising over 200,000 children are on the brink of going under because there’s no recognition or support. They feel invisible. They are desperate, but they are fighting.  

We know how hard life can be for kinship carers. But we’ve seen the amazing things they’re capable of with someone by their side. With the right support, children raised in kinship families flourish. 

That’s why we support, connect and campaign. To keep kinship families stronger by keeping them together.