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KINSHIP CARERS - bringing up your grandchildren full time



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My grandaughter was sent to me in a taxi by her mother
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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.


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Bringing up your grandchildren full time can be lonely and exhausting. We offer confidential support and advice.

0300 033 7015*
Grandparent contact helpline: for those who've lost contact with a grandchild.
We can help.

*Calls to our helpline cost the same as calls to any geographical (01 or 02) phone number, whether you are calling from a landline or a mobile. If you have an inclusive calling plan your free calls will include calls to this number.
Monday - Friday 10am - 3pm


0300 123 7015*
Family and friends advice line: for those looking after a relative's child.
We can help.
*Calls to our advice line cost the same as calls to any geographical (01 or 02) phone number, whether you are calling from a landline or a mobile. If you have an inclusive calling plan your free calls will include calls to this number.
Monday - Friday 10am - 3pm

advice@grandparentsplus.org.uk

 

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Ann‘s daughter
was addicted to drugs and now she is bringing up her granddaughter fulltime and she has another granddaughter who has been adopted.



© GPA 2009
Natalie is bringing up her grandson fulltime and juggling work, childcare, and emotions, and talks about the benefits of The Grandparents' Association.


© GPA 2009
Little Family - after their granddaughter witnessed her mother being killed by her father in a domestic violence incident the Littles are bring up two grandchildren fulltime


© GPA 2009
Keri is bringing up her twin granddaughters fulltime whilst two other grandchildren have been adopted.

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