Kinship Care APPG

First Registered: 21/04/2021 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To raise awareness of, and support for, kinship care and kinship carers by amplifying the voices and experiences of children in kinship care and their families. To inform parliamentarians and to promote policy and practice which supports more children to live safely within their family and friends network, when they cannot live with their parents.

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Recent Documents related to Kinship Care

1. Grandparents Plus - written evidence
10/01/2018 - Inquiry: Support for carers - Work and Pensions Committee
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Found: the UK who are being raised by relatives – in ‘kinship care’ – because their parents are unable to look

2. Kinship Care
21/04/2021 - APPGs

Found: To raise awareness of, and support for, kinship care and kinship carers by amplifying the voices and experiences

3. Support for family and friends carers looking after children
11/09/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: Financial support for family and friends carers (kinship carers) By Manjit Gheera, Steven Kennedy and Hannah

4. Written Evidence: Lana Gayle (CSWB 40)
10/01/2017 - Bill Documents

Found: submitted by Lana Gayle (CSWB 40) 1. I am a Kinship carer of almost 3 years. I am a working single

5. Exempt kinship care households from the 2 child restriction on child tax credit
02/10/2017 - Petitions

Found: 200,000 children being raised by kinship carers across the UK. Kinship carers are grandparents, older siblings

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Kinship Care

1. Social Security Support for Kinship Carers
18/10/2017 - Westminster Hall

1: House has considered social security support for kinship carers.It is a pleasure to serve under your - Speech Link
2: She makes an excellent case for the needs of kinship carers. Does she agree that we need to look more - Speech Link
3: social workers or child mental health services, kinship carers usually are left to get with on with it - Speech Link

2. Kinship Carers: Two-child Limit Policy
11/12/2017 - Lords Chamber

1: Government acknowledge the immense value of care provided by kinship carers. We are working to ensure that - Speech Link
2: her mother died suddenly so she gave up college to care for her three younger siblings. This year, four - Speech Link
3: of the House on this issue and listen with great care to the words of the noble and learned Lord, Lord - Speech Link

3. Care Crisis Review
05/09/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: That this House has considered the findings of the Care Crisis Review.It is a pleasure to serve under - Speech Link
2: taken into care, sometimes unnecessarily. Does she agree on the importance and value of kinship carers and - Speech Link

4. Universal Credit
23/04/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: policy. This House had secured an exemption for kinship carers, but Ministers applied it in such a way - Speech Link
2: provided by kinship carers. We are working to ensure that they are supported by enabling them to access benefit - Speech Link

5. Benefit Cap: Child and Family Well-being
30/04/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: mothers of infants. There is no special nursery care for those, and mothers should be with their infants - Speech Link
2: week’s decision by the High Court in relation to kinship carers. We have considered that part of the judgment - Speech Link
3: constituent who had two dependent children in her care and was then asked by social services to take in - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Kinship Care
1. Care Homes: Palliative Care
asked by: Desmond Swayne
25/01/2021
... nursing staff or patients; and if he will make a statement.

2. Care Homes: Palliative Care
asked by: David Davis
09/09/2020
... how many do not resuscitate orders were put in place in care homes where the person died (a) from any cause and (b) with covid-19 on the death certificate between 1 February 2020 to 1 August 2020.

3. Care Homes: Palliative Care
asked by: David Davis
09/09/2020
... on what basis some care homes were chosen by the NHS to put do not resuscitate orders on all their residents during the height of the covid-19 outbreak.

4. Care Homes: Palliative Care
asked by: David Davis
09/09/2020
... how many care homes were instructed by the NHS to put in place do not resuscitate orders between 1 February 2020 to 1 August 2020; and how many people were placed under those orders.

5. Care Homes: Palliative Care
asked by: Desmond Swayne
30/09/2020
... what steps he has taken to ensure that Do Not Resuscitate instructions are not imposed on care homes in winter 2020-21.

Latest Questions
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8 Current APPG Officers
Andrew Gwynne Portrait
Andrew Gwynne
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Denton and Reddish
Joined: 21st April 2021
Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top Portrait
Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 21st April 2021
Steven Bonnar Portrait
Steven Bonnar
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Joined: 21st April 2021
2 APPG Memberships
Boxing , Customer Service
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Andrew Gwynne MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 4708.

Email: gwynnea@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Jordan Hall, Family Rights Group, The Print House, 18 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL . Tel: 020 7923 2628

Email: jhall@frg.org.uk

Secretariat:

Family Rights Group acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.frg.org.uk/

Group's Website:

https://www.frg.org.uk/involving-families/family-and-friends-carers/appg-on-kinship-care

Benefits in Kind
Date
8 Mar 2021
Source
Family Rights Group
Description
Secretariat   From : 08/03/2021 To : 07/03/2022
Value
£9,001

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Kinship Care APPG