Kinship care often provides a brighter future for children, but a lack of governmental support means it isn’t always a viable option. This can mean children are separated from family who might be able to care for them.

That’s why we’re calling on governments worldwide to:

  • Invest in kinship care research: In order to better understand kinship care in their country and learn what’s needed to support kinship care families
  • Prioritise kinship care: Make sure that children who cannot be cared for by their parents have the chance to be cared for by their extended family first 
  • Provide support to kinship care families: Develop a package of psychosocial, financial, educational and child protection services and support and make it available to those who need it  

Let’s make change happen

We believe that collaboration makes us all stronger. 

Join our free online learning community, Changemakers for Children, and become part of our kinship care group now. Together, we can make better kinship care a reality.

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