Grandparents and kinship carers: services and support

Becoming a grandparent or kinship carer gives you many opportunities to teach, nurture and encourage a growing child. You can share family values and traditions, and give the child a stable home through the ups and downs of life.

But looking after children at any age takes time, patience and energy. Only you can decide if taking full-time care of a child will be right for you and the child.