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Kinship Carers Liverpool are here to support and advise carers and children of kinship families – at whatever stage of their journey – be it when at the earliest crisis stages when a child may have just started to live with a carer, or later on in the teenage years.
Here we provide an overview of key Early Help services in Liverpool that may be able to provide support to you as a kinship carer. Take a good look at various links and other websites – and remember we are here to support and signpost you in the right direction.
We are working closely with the Early Help Hubs to support kinship families who are already involved with their local Hub and need further support to move forward. We will be holding monthly Advice Clinics for complex kinship cases – please contact our team to find out more.
Liverpool has 3 Early Help Hubs – North, Central and South
The aim of the Early Help Hubs is to work to support families which have multiple or complex needs – to identify and assess their needs and to have access to a multi-agency offer of personalised help – at the earliest point possible. To find out more about this support please contact us or contact them direct through the Liverpool City Council Early Help Directory Links:
Liverpool City Council’s Careline child services manages all child social care enquiries and referrals and be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 0151 233 3700 to:
Get in touch with a social worker or specific social work team.
The Adoption Support Fund pays for a range of therapeutic support for adopted children and their adoptive family. In April 2016 it was extended to include children who are cared for by Special Guardians, and who were previously ‘looked after children’ (LAC).
The Fund will provide money for a range of therapeutic type services that are identified to help the child achieve the following positive outcomes:
Go to the Adoption Support Fund page on Family Rights Group website for more information about what the Fund will and won’t support, eligibility, and how to apply.
Liverpool CAMHS have developed a new range of information sheets covering pupils’ situations, feelings and behaviours that staff in schools may encounter. Being able to identify the signs and confidently offer early intervention, can prevent problems from escalating.
You can access resources regarding neurodevelopment conditions through the following links:
More resources and information about neurodevelopmental support and top tips can be found in the Early Help Directory
This service is available to the general public and to those who are either an in-patient or out-patient of Alder Hey Hospital. A limited number of appointments are available term-time only through appointment by qualified solicitors and given in relation to the following areas:
See link to find out more or make an appointment: Liverpool Law Clinic
Kinship Carers Liverpool also has good partnership links with local carer services in the city. These organisations may be able to help you in your kin caring role, or may be able to help young people who are starting to have a caring role with you or a family member as they reach teenage years or older. Take a look at these links to find out more or give us a call to discuss: