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.
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.
We want to make sure every kinship family is recognised, valued and gets the support they need.
Kinship Compass is here to help all kinship carers to get expert advice and information. And to support them to access emotional support through peer support groups and connecting with other kinship carers.
Get information and expert advice
Call our free advice line 0300 123 7015, open Monday to Friday 9.30am-12.30pm.
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