Next week (3 – 7 October) is Kinship Care Week and Milton Keynes City Council is celebrating the amazing role that kinship carers play in children's lives across the city.
Kinship carers are the grandparents and siblings, the aunts, uncles, and family friends who step up to raise children when their parents can’t. This kind of support is provided to more than 200,000 children across England and Wales, yet many kinship carers do not take up the support they are entitled to receive.
Support for kinship carers is available from the City Council in the form of training and advice, financial help, and access to support groups. Contact the fostering team on postSGOsupport@milton-keynes.gov.uk or call 01908 253 206, to learn more.
The City Council is also running various events to celebrate MK’s kinship carers. This includes a special afternoon tea at Moulsoe Village Hall on Thursday 6 October from 11am – 2pm and is open to all kinship carers and special guardians in Milton Keynes. Email postSGOsupport@milton-keynes.gov.uk if you’d like to find out more about this and other local events taking place.