Information, support and advice for Liverpool Kinship Families.

Kinship Carers offer support and advice to grandparents, great-grandparents, other relatives, or close family friends to bring up children when biological parents are unable to do so.

Liverpool Kinship Carers offers support and advice for grandparents and kinship carers who are primary carers of a child or children due to their parent’s absence.

  • One-to-One support
  • Family support group
  • Group meetings
  • Fully accredited training programme
  • Alternative therapies programme
  • Outreach service

The service promotes equality, health and education, raising awareness of issues that affect Kinship families—using unique and innovative projects.

Liverpool Kinship Carers offer support and advice on relevant issues affecting Kinship carers. They hold:

  • Pamper days on the first Friday of every month.
  • Free massage and beauty therapies, tea, coffee, toast and fresh fruit available.
  • Regular coffee mornings, days out for Kinship carers in term time and family/ trips for young people during school holidays.
  • If children are having problems at school, they can support families by attending meetings and will work with the child in school, and on a 1-1 basis, helping improve their self-esteem and confidence.
  • They also run a social, emotional and learning group called ’SEAL’ children can get involved in the group with other children with similar issues, the sessions are designed to help improve their emotional health and wellbeing and offer them strategies to be able to cope with whatever is worrying them about their situation.

What happens after a referral is made?

A member of staff will make contact, inform what Liverpool Kinship Carers can offer, and invite to project to complete the assessment form.

For information on more services please visit our page Support Archive – Liverpool CAMHS