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Kinship

We support kinship carers in their homes and communities, giving advice and helping them work through problems to find the best way forward.

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About us

Who we are

Kinship is the leading kinship care charity in England and Wales. We offer kinship carers financial, legal, practical and emotional support and understanding from the moment they need it, for as long as they need it. Our expert advice, information and guidance helps with complicated and stressful decisions that so many kinship families have to make. We are always there to support them through challenging times and celebrate the good. 

 

Kinship carers are strong and determined. Together, they are powerful. We help them build communities of support and action by connecting families locally and across England and Wales. 

 

We are at the heart of kinship networks, partnering with and influencing service providers, local and national government and other organisations. We give everything we have to fight for each family and their rights, changing society until every kinship family is recognised, valued and supported.  

 

Kinship care often begins in crisis. A child has parents who are unable to care for them, for whatever reason. It can be frightening, confusing and heart-breaking.

 

Instinctively, a loved one steps in – a grandparent, brother, sister, aunt, uncle or family friend. They are now a kinship carer, bringing up the children they love. There is often no chance to prepare. Plans may be pushed aside. Relationships, jobs and savings are frequently sacrificed.

 

It is life changing and challenging raising children who have been hurt or neglected, but kinship carers do it anyway because they put the children first.

 

We know how hard life can be for kinship carers, but we have seen the amazing things they are capable of, with someone by their side. With the right support, children raised in kinship families can flourish. 

 

That is why we support, connect and campaign – to keep kinship families stronger by keeping them together.

Our culture and values

Our vision:

A society in which kinship carers and the children they care for are recognised, valued and supported.

 

Our mission:

To ensure that kinship carers and the children they care for get the support and recognition they need.

 

Our culture and values:

Kinship care begins in crisis. A child whose parents are unable to care for them, for whatever reason. It’s frightening, confusing and heart-breaking.

 

Instinctively, a loved one steps in – a grandparent, brother, sister, aunt, uncle or family friend. They are now a kinship carer, bringing up the children they love. There’s no chance to prepare. Plans are pushed aside. Relationships, jobs and savings are sacrificed.

 

It’s life changing and challenging raising children who’ve been hurt or neglected, but kinship carers do it anyway because they put the children first.

 

Kinship families raising over 200,000 children are on the brink of going under because there’s no recognition or support. They feel invisible. They are desperate, but they are fighting.  

 

We know how hard life can be for kinship carers. But we’ve seen the amazing things they’re capable of with someone by their side. With the right support, children raised in kinship families flourish. 

 

That’s why we support, connect and campaign. To keep kinship families stronger by keeping them together.

Equality, diversity and inclusion policy

Kinship is committed to championing equality, diversity and inclusion. We believe our work is greatly enhanced by the varied backgrounds, experiences and views represented within our teams. We aim to create inclusive teams, celebrate differences and encourage everyone to join us and be their true self at work. We therefore encourage applications from anyone who fits our values, whatever their religion or belief, sex, gender identity, race, age, sexuality or disability and are actively seeking candidates that can bring real innovation and commitment to us.

 

Benefits

Flexible working hours

Flexible working hours

Remote/hybrid work

Remote/hybrid work

Enhanced annual leave

Enhanced annual leave

Training opportunities

Training opportunities

Cycle to work scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Mental wellbeing support

Mental wellbeing support

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Kinship £25,000 per year Vauxhall, Greater London (Hybrid)
Closing 29 July 2024
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Kinship £28,000 per year pro rata plus £3,323 London Weighting if applicable) Vauxhall, Greater London (Hybrid)
Closing 31 July 2024
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