KINSHIP CARERS - bringing up your grandchildren full time
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 April 2014 17:01
"My grandaughter was sent to me in a taxi by her mother"
The latest figures show there are up to 300,000 children being raised by their grandparents, other family members or friends. We are in daily contact with grandparents who are kinship carers. They tell us how lonely and exhausting it can be. However, we also hear from children about how much they love their grandparents – they know you are giving them a safe and loving home. We are here to help you tackle the problems you may have as you bring up your grandchildren. All our services our confidential.
From 22 April 2014 the Children and Families Act becomes law. There are considerable changes being made to family proceedings, forms and terminology. A key change is that the more traditional family contact and residence orders are now joined together and known as child arrangement orders. The changes are designed to ensure the needs of the child are met and are the cornerstone of the decisions made on where a child should live and what arrangements are made for contact with the other parent/any other person. The Grandparents’ Association will make sure all our material will be updated with changes made under the new Act and keep grandparents informed on where to find more information and all the latest forms. Please bear with us whilst we wait for more news. More
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