Kinship support service

Welcome to the kinship information hub, a place to learn more about the support available to kinship families in Nottinghamshire. This includes kinship families with special guardianship orders, child arrangement orders or informal/private arrangements. 

In Nottinghamshire, we recognise that kinship carers play a vital role in supporting children, often making remarkable sacrifices to keep their families together.

As children grow older there can be new challenges at different stages of development, such as the move from primary to secondary school, entering adolescence, or past experiences of trauma. There may also be needs and behaviours more specific to your child.

For carers, you may find your jobs or long-term plans have been disrupted by the need to raise your child, with some carers experiencing financial difficulties, as well as emotional stress arising from court processes, and maintaining a relationship with your other family members.

Whatever support you need, it’s important to realise that it's ok to ask for help.

Want to keep in touch?

Call 01158 041407 or email

If you are currently a kinship foster carer you may want to contact the Family and Friends team