Join in the fun during Kinship Care Week, 5-11 October 2019

There's lots happening to celebrate Kinship Care Week. Our friends at charity Grandparents Plus really want YOU to get involved and help promote the role of Kinship and Special Guardianship carers. 

From selfies and social media posts to coffee mornings and a full-on day out with all the family - it's all with one thing in mind, and that's raising awareness of Kinship Care in a fun and positive way. Check them out on the socials - Facebook and Twitter.

There's still spaces for the London celebration event at the Horniman Museum - there's something for everyone! You'll need to book in advance.

You can also join in the fun at Islington's support group on Tuesday 8 October. There will be food and drinks, and a special celebration cake to mark this important week. The team and managers will be there too. All SGs are welcome, you'll find all the details here. 

Have a great week from all of us in North London!

Who is Special Guardianship North London?

We are the North London Adoption and Fostering Consortium (NLAFC) - a group of six local authority agencies: Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey and Islington, who work together to help and support children and families. This website is dedicated to those who have a Special Guardianship Order (SGO), or are thinking about becoming a family with a Special Guardianship Order.  

Kinship Connected

The Kinship Connected team are around all summer for special guardians, for support for yourself or your child. Contact Kinship Connected (part of Grandparents Plus) on 0300 123 7015. The team at Kinship Connected can offer a programme of support to giving you and your family access to local support groups and to specialist professionals.

You can also contact your local authority representative for more help.

There's some great training available at the moment for SG families.

There's Telling Difficult Stories with trainer Judith Ellis and how to manage Contact. You can speak with local support team  about these and other training, including the Great Behaviour Breakdown, Mindfulness for Special Guardians, Body and Soul and more.  

Click here to find out more.

You can attend training in any of the six boroughs regardless of where you live.

 If you need some one2one support or timeout with other SG families who understand your experiences, please contact the Kinship Connected team. 

They are an independent group set up by two charities: Families Lives and Grandparents Plus and this unique support is set up to help SG families in the six consortium boroughs. 

Please contact Maxine from the Kinship Connected team on 07931 158376