Welcome to Kinship Compass

An independent online information, advice and support hub just for kinship carers. The one place you can go for information, expert advice and support for every stage of your kinship care journey, tailored to your situation.

About Kinship

Kinship is the leading kinship care charity in England and Wales. We work with all kinship carers – the grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, and family friends – who are caring for children when their parents can’t.

On the 15 December 2023 the Government has published a National Kinship Care Strategy for England. If you’re looking for information about this announcement, please head to Kinship’s main website for further information.

Get information and expert advice

Call our free advice line 0300 123 7015, open Monday to Friday 9.30am-1pm.

Book a time slot with an adviser

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Join a local peer support group

Search for a peer support group in your area or join a group online. A growing community of kinship carers supporting each other.

Search for a kinship support group

Free workshops for kinship carers

Whether you are new to kinship care or have some experience, we run weekly free online workshops for all kinship carers.

Book a workshop

Work for a local authority?

We can work with you to support the set up of peer support groups in your area, deliver training or provide specialist one-to-one services for kinship carers. We also provide a wide range of resources for social care professionals.

Support kinship carers in your area