There are still spaces at our virtual conference this Friday, 22nd January, to attend a workshop on Kinship Care, facilitated by the new coordinator of Kinship Care Ireland.
Kinship care is when a child or young person lives full-time with a relative or family friend because they are not able to live with their parents. It allows children to remain among family and retain a sense of belonging and acceptance.
Kinship care has always been with us. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, sisters, brothers, cousins, and close friends have always come forward to keep children in the family when there is a crisis or breakdown of relationships. Thousands of people care for children because their parents are unable to do so. There are growing numbers of people who are becoming kinship carers – with an estimated 10,000 children in the care of relatives in Ireland.
This workshop is free, you can sign up via Eventbrite,