Lambeth and Southwark Kinship Care Support Group
One in every 30 children in Lambeth is being raised by a relative (e.g. grandparent, older siblings, aunt or uncle) who is not their parent or friend – this is the third highest rate amongst any local authority in the UK.
The national charity Family Rights Group (www.frg.org.uk) is setting up a support group for all kinship carers regardless of whether or not they have a legal order for the child. We are keen to spread the word to as many as possible about the new group which is meeting at 10am on Saturday 6th June at The Elmgreen School.
To find out more about kinship care or to get on-line advice if you are a kinship carer, go to www.frg.org.uk.