Start a kinship peer support group
All the free support, resources and training you need to set-up your own kinship peer support group in your local area or online.
Setting up a kinship peer support group
Laughter, fun, support, tears, learning, family and most of all love. That’s what a kinship peer support group is all about. A safe place to talk about what it means to be a kinship carer, wherever you are in your kinship journey.
If you’re thinking about setting up a kinship peer support group, a warm welcome to you. We’re here to support you however you’d like to set up your group.
It’s a big commitment to set up a group and you need to be in the right place. But the rewards are huge. By setting up a group, you’re helping other kinship carers to feel less alone, and be part of something.
Further information about starting a kinship peer support group
Ready to set up a group and want support?
Read through all the support we can give you, how to get started and put some time in to have an informal chat with a Volunteer Coordinator.Take the first step
See if there’s already a group in your area
Search for peer support groups across England and Wales. In person groups meeting near you, online or join a themed online group.Search for kinship groups
Visit the kinship peer support online library
Free tool, tips and practical resources to help you set up your group. Everything from understanding safeguarding to meeting for the first time.Check out the library
Looking for advice and information?
We have the only dedicated advice team for kinship carers in England and Wales. Get practical advice and information on a range of topics.Get expert advice