When a child lives with a relative or friend who isn't their parent, this is known as kinship care. The person providing this care is a kinship carer. This usually happens because a child's parents are not able to look after them. It can be a full time or most of the time arrangement.

At the council, we work with our kinship carers to build the services we offer. We're always aiming to improve, as the needs of our kinship families change.

Your journey as a kinship carer can be as rewarding and gratifying as it can be challenging. We're here to support you.

Contact us

Get support from West Sussex kinship support team.

Contact us