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What type of kinship carer are you?
Resources for professionals
The advice and information pages on our website are aimed at kinship carers, but you may find them useful too. You may also want to share them with the carers you work with or read through them together.
Information on meeting the cost of buying school uniforms
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What type of arrangement does the kinship carer you support have?
Find a peer support group
We run a peer-to-peer support service for all kinship carers in England, funded by the Department for Education and led by our team here at Kinship. Peer-support groups give kinship carers a chance to meet, speak to and share experiences with people who are going through a similar situation.
You can visit the peer support section of this website to find a group in your area or learn how you can start a group if there isn’t one near you.
Though we do have a dedicated advice service, we are not able to deal with emergencies. If you, a kinship carer or a child in kinship care is injured or in immediate danger, call 999 and ask for an ambulance or go to accident and emergency (A&E) at your nearest hospital. Call 111 if you need medical help quickly, but it is not a 999 emergency. You can call 101 if you need to report a crime.
Advice and information for you
The pages below should help you find the information you need based on the answers you gave. Can’t see what you were looking for? Start again or see all advice.