Supporting kinship families raising children
Approximately 200,000 grandparents, older siblings, aunts, uncles and other relatives in the UK bringing up 200,000 – 300,000 children because their parents are no longer able to, often due to serious difficulties such as parental death, drug or alcohol abuse, disability or serious illness, imprisonment, domestic violence, or abuse and neglect.
A high proportion of the children they are raising would be in care if their relative had not stepped in. Grandparents facing this situation have lost the lovely grandparent role, where they can step back when they want to, and now face being a “parent” again, which may lead to feeling isolated and unsure of whom to turn to for help.
Kinship Kids is here to help, so if you live in Stoke-on-Trent or Newcastle-under-Lyme area and you are in this situation please get in touch.
Remember our motto… ‘Alice Charity helps families within Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme with the right things, at the right time, in the right way, when no one else can’.
We are delighted to announce our latest project Kinship Kids. This project will provide support and a signposting service for Kinship/Guardianship families within the communities of Stoke & Newcastle. Jayne Duff is running this project and will be making contact with...read more
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