National Campaigning


22nd August 2018

This is the start of our third of National Kinship Carers Week – it will be launched on the 6th October 2018 with Kinship Carers celebration day at Gulliver’s World with Grandparents Plus. There will be various events through the week,

Kinship carer benefits policy scrapped after court ruling

30th May 2018

The government has scrapped its policy of withholding benefits from kinship carers who fall foul of the two-child limit after having a child of their own. The U-turn by the work and pensions secretary, Esther McVey, on Friday comes a

‘Plunged into poverty’: are kinship carers getting the support they need?

28th February 2018

Kinship care is more stable than foster care and, by objective measures, has significantly better outcomes for children. So how do local authorities view it, and how much are they willing – or able – to resource this type of placement?

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