What training does Kinship offer?
Our Volunteer Coordinators give you practical training, can help you to find a free venue and give you tips and tools you can use. They’ll also help promote your group to other kinship carers.
Kinship can support you each step of the way to become a Kinship Support Group Leader. Our online training covers everything you need to know about setting up and running your group.
Topics covered by our kinship group training include:
- how to set up your kinship group
- your role as a peer group leader
- creating a safe space
- how to run a meeting and facilitation tips and tricks
- how to promote your group
As a kinship carer, you will have your own kinship journey. Other people will have their own individual journey. That’s what makes you unique.
People attending the group will have questions and need advice. You are not expected to be an expert in kinship care.
To help with signposting and advice, we run regular online information workshops, offer online advice and information and have a fantastic Kinship Advice service.
Along with the support provided by our Volunteer Coordinators, you’ll have your own Peer Support Group Leader handbook. This is a useful and informative guide to setting up and running a kinship group.
Help is available for every step of your kinship ‘Support Group Leader’ journey.