Celebrating our carers

Carers from across Kirklees have got together for a special event to celebrate Kinship Care Week.

What is Kinship Care?

Kinship Care is when children are raised by their grandparents, other family members or adults with whom they have a family-like relationship – such as godparents or close friends – because they are unable to live with their parents.

What support is provided?

We have a team who are dedicated to supporting these children and families. They offer help and advice in areas such as finance, training, contact with birth parents, access to therapeutic support and support groups.

What happened at the event?

The event in Dewsbury, held in partnership with the charity Grandparents Plus, saw carers gather for tea, cakes, goodie bags and to share their experiences.

Cllr Viv Kendrick, Cabinet member for Children, also joined the celebration. Cllr Kendrick said:

“We want all children to have the best start in life and we know that kinship carers play an absolutely vital role. I was honoured to chat with some of our carers and say a huge thank you to all the aunties, uncles, grandparents, older siblings and family friends who step in to care for children.”


More information

For more information about the support available to kinship carers, contact CPT.Duty@kirklees.gov.uk

One comment

  • my advice is to tread carefully here. We fostered children and eventually adopted one. Not all children want anything to do with their natural family. parents, siblings, aunts or uncles or grandparents. I found this a shock but came to live with it.,

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