KINSHIP CARE: COUNCILS URGED TO OFFER MORE FINANCIAL SUPPORT

More than a third of kinship carers receive no financial support from their local authority, research by a charity has found.

According to a survey of 2,000 kinship carers by charity Kinship, previously known as Grandparents Plus, 36 per cent of respondents said they received no financial support from their local council.

This figure increased to 75 per cent among those caring for children informally without a legal order such as a child arrangement order, residence order or a special guardianship order, the research shows.

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