Telephone Advice Line
If you are a parent, family member or friend of a child, in England or Wales, who has social workers involved in your child’s life, or if you need extra support from Children’s Services, and would like to speak to an adviser, please call our free and confidential helpline.
0808 801 0366
(Monday to Friday 9.30am to 3pm)
For advice from our advisers, or to get online support from other people in a similar position to you, visit the parents or family and friends carers forums. To explore new research and to discuss ideas with practitioners and families, visit the FGC Network or the Your Family, Your Voice Alliance Boards. If you are a domestic violence worker or social worker in London, visit our new research and practice board.
Kinship Care Alliance General Election campaign
Today (15/11/2019) we are launching the Kinship Care Alliance General Election campaign. 200,000 children in the UK who are unable to live with their parents are being raised by family and friends e.g. grandparents - it's known as kinship care. We are asking you all to support the campaign to raise awareness and improve support.Contact your local parliamentary candidates in just 3 clicks.
The highs and lows of kinship care: analysis of a comprehensive survey of kinship carers 2019 (FRG)
Based on information from 845 kinship carers raising at least 1252 kinship children, this report illustrates how many kinship carers experience an environment in which they feel done to, cajoled and put upon, despite trying to do their best for the children.Read the report here
Watch our new Lifelong Links short film on foster carers' perspectives
Family Rights Group is working collaboratively with local authorities, family group conference services, voluntary sector organisations and other key stakeholders including children and young people in care, family members and foster carers to develop and implement Lifelong Links. Our aim is to build positive lifelong support networks for children in the care system.Watch our new short film highlighting the experiences of foster carers who have supported children receiving Lifelong Links here