Family & Friends carers
Family Rights Group are the charity in England and Wales that advises families whose children are involved with or need children’s services because of welfare needs or concerns.
They promote policies and practices, including family group conferences, that help children to be raised safely and securely within their families, and campaign for effective support to assist family and friends carers, including grandparents who are raising children that cannot live at home.
Approximately one third of all family and friends carers are grandparents. The Grandparents Plus (incorporating The Grandparents’ Association) is a national charity which supports all grandparents and their families. They not only celebrate the joys of grand-parenting, but offer a helpline and expert advice and champions the vital role of grandparents and the wider family in children’s lives - especially when they take on the caring role in difficult family circumstances.
In 2018, Grandparents Plus undertook a survey. You can read the findings of the 'State of the Nation' Survey here.
A site run by Kinship Carers for Kinship Carers. They are unable to offer legal advice but can offer you knowledge, experience and friendship as well as pointing you in the right direction regarding legal matters and other avenues of support for you and the children you care for.