Thank you for becoming a carer for a child or young person in your extended family, or a child or young person well known to you.

When children are removed from their family, they need to be in an environment which supports an appropriate sense of belonging to their family. Kin carers provide that important link between children and their birth family. They are the glue that bonds the children to their family.

It is a big job, one that can be filled with big rewards. You have an opportunity to shape and influence a child’s future. While kinship and relative care is rewarding, it also comes with challenges. 

The aim of this course is to better equip you to know how to navigate those more challenging times.