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Kinship Care helps to create stability and continuity in a child’s life.

Kinship Care Ireland works with and on behalf of families, to create a better understanding of kinship care and ensure that the specific needs of carers, children and young people are acknowledged and addressed
What is Kinship Care?
Kinship care is the full-time parenting of children by grandparents, older siblings, aunts and uncles, other relatives, or close friends of the family when their parents are no longer able to look after them.
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It occurs for many reasons, for example, the death of a parent, parental substance misuse, abandonment, illness, or imprisonment.
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It can be temporary or permanent arrangement and can also be on a formal or informal basis.
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Are you raising a child for a relative or friend?
Are you a grandparent, aunt, uncle, older brother, or sister, relative or family friend raising a child who is unable to live with their parents?
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If so, you are a Kinship Carer.
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News & Events
National Lottery Grant Scheme 2021

Kinship Care Ireland is delighted to have received funding from the HSE under the National Lottery…

A recent study has highlighted the situation of many kinship carers in Ireland.

Read the Article, which the research team in UCC, kindly shared with Kinship Care Ireland. ‘Private…