Kinship Care APPG

First Registered: 21/04/2021 • Last updated on: 29/12/2021

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To raise awareness of, and support for, kinship care and kinship carers by amplifying the voices and experiences of children in kinship care and their families. To inform parliamentarians and to promote policy and practice which supports more children to live safely within their family and friends network, when they cannot live with their parents.

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Recent Documents related to Kinship Care

1. Kinship Care
21/04/2021 - APPGs

Found: To raise awareness of, and support for, kinship care and kinship carers by amplifying the voices and experiences

2. Grandparents Plus - written evidence
10/01/2018 - Inquiry: Support for carers - Work and Pensions Committee
- View source

Found: the UK who are being raised by relatives – in ‘kinship care’ – because their parents are unable to look

3. Support for family and friends carers looking after children
11/09/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: Financial support for family and friends carers (kinship carers) By Manjit Gheera, Steven Kennedy and Hannah

4. Written Evidence: Lana Gayle (CSWB 40)
10/01/2017 - Bill Documents

Found: submitted by Lana Gayle (CSWB 40) 1. I am a Kinship carer of almost 3 years. I am a working single

5. Exempt kinship care households from the 2 child restriction on child tax credit
02/10/2017 - Petitions

Found: 200,000 children being raised by kinship carers across the UK. Kinship carers are grandparents, older siblings

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Kinship Care

1. Social Security Support for Kinship Carers
18/10/2017 - Westminster Hall

1: House has considered social security support for kinship carers.It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship - Speech Link
2: She makes an excellent case for the needs of kinship carers. Does she agree that we need to look more - Speech Link
3: social workers or child mental health services, kinship carers usually are left to get with on with it - Speech Link

2. Kinship Carers: Two-child Limit Policy
11/12/2017 - Lords Chamber

1: Government acknowledge the immense value of care provided by kinship carers. We are working to ensure that - Speech Link
2: her mother died suddenly so she gave up college to care for her three younger siblings. This year, four - Speech Link
3: of the House on this issue and listen with great care to the words of the noble and learned Lord, Lord - Speech Link

3. Child Safeguarding
06/12/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: together.For that reason, I have also asked Ofsted, the Care Quality Commission, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of - Speech Link
2: vulnerable children receiving the same high quality of care and support, with the best outcome for every child - Speech Link
3: have been prevented. Every agency involved in his care, including health, the police and social services - Speech Link

4. Care Crisis Review
05/09/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: That this House has considered the findings of the Care Crisis Review.It is a pleasure to serve under your - Speech Link
2: taken into care, sometimes unnecessarily. Does she agree on the importance and value of kinship carers and - Speech Link

5. Covid-19: Children
17/06/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: message does that give to our nation about how much we care about children and young people? Having a departmental - Speech Link
2: focus briefly on three areas: early years, social care and mental health.It is well documented that the - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Kinship Care
1. Care Homes: Palliative Care
asked by: Desmond Swayne
... nursing staff or patients; and if he will make a statement.

2. Care Homes: Palliative Care
asked by: Desmond Swayne
... what steps he has taken to ensure that Do Not Resuscitate instructions are not imposed on care homes in winter 2020-21.

3. Foster Care: Care Leavers
asked by: Tulip Siddiq
... what funding his Department has allocated to local authorities for the delivery of the Staying Put programme in financial year 2021-22.

4. Foster Care: Care Leavers
asked by: Tulip Siddiq
... what plans he has to set minimum allowances for Staying Put carers supporting young people aged from (a) 18 to (b) 20.

5. Foster Care: Care Leavers
asked by: Tulip Siddiq
... published on 22 May 2013.

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8 Current APPG Officers
Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top Portrait
Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 21st April 2021
Steven Bonnar Portrait
Steven Bonnar
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Joined: 21st April 2021
2 APPG Memberships
Boxing , Customer Service
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Andrew Gwynne MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 4708.


Public Enquiry Point:

Jordan Hall, Family Rights Group, The Print House, 18 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL . Tel: 020 7923 2628



Family Rights Group acts as the group's secretariat.

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Benefits in Kind
8 Mar 2021
Family Rights Group
Secretariat   From : 08/03/2021 To : 07/03/2022

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Kinship Care APPG