Kinship care: professionals, family and friends working for the child Understanding the law and research for kinship carers

Kinship carers look after some of our most vulnerable children, often as a direct alternative to children being received into care.

This workshop will look at the significant changes under new legislation to their legal status, financial entitlements and the local authority’s duties in supporting them. It will draw on up-to-date research that highlights the experiences of children and kinship carers. It sheds light on how workers can meet the unique challenges involved to promote stability for the child within a kinship care setting.