You are a kinship carer if you are looking after a child of a relative or friend on a full-time basis.
Kinship families come in all shapes and sizes! You might be a grandparent, auntie, uncle, sibling, or friend. You might be caring for young children or teenagers. You might be new to kinship caring or you may have been doing it for many years.
You may be just starting out as a kinship carer – trying to navigate and find a way through a maze of issues, be it legal, financial, or parenting. Or you may have been looking after the child of a relative or close friend for years, and just need a bit of advice or support. Every kinship family situation is different and faces unique challenges.