Where would children be without Kinship Care?

It is estimated that 200-300,000 children in the United Kingdom who cannot live with their parents are being brought up by grandparents, older siblings or other wider family members or friends. [...]

Middlesbrough Kinship Carers Conference, Helen Moody Kinship Care Solicitor had her say…

Wednesday 27th September 2017 I was honoured to be asked to speak at the Middlesbrough Kinship Carers Conference on Wednesday 27th September. Middlesbrough Kinships Carers is a support group set [...]

Ridley & Hall celebrated 15 years of SFAC at the Marriott Hotel in Leeds

Saturday, 16 September 2017 SFAC is a small NGO based in Leeds. All over the world, people are caring for children in orphanages, institutions, children’s villages, and large children’s homes; [...]

Battling grandad makes Kirklees pay

In July 2012, Mr Jones was given an ultimatum by Social Services: “If you can’t care for your grandson, he will be placed outside of the family in foster care”. Mr Jones’s life was turned upside [...]

Victorious grandad says: ‘I feel like a millionaire’

Mr Thompson loved spending time with his grandchildren James and Ellie. He was a single grandfather but always made sure that he made time for the children and saw them regularly. He was a normal [...]

Santa came early for struggling Kinship Carer

A London aunt is celebrating Christmas early! After a legal fight with her local authority for financial support, she’s been paid over £90,000 in back pay and a yearly increased fostering [...]

Free Kinship Carers Training Event

Ridley & Hall are pleased to announce that we are offering a completely free training session for kinship carers at our offices on Tuesday 11th October. Ridley & Hall specialise in acting [...]

Double Celebration for Kinship Carer after battle with Middlesbrough Borough Council

A battling grandmother caring for two grandchildren has won her fight to get Middlesbrough Council to pay allowances. A grandmother has been caring for her grandson aged 4 since 2012. His mother [...]

ITV News Interviews Nigel Priestley about Carers’ Rights

On Carers’ Rights Day (29th November) Nigel Priestley was interviewed by ITV Calendar News about the rights of family & friend carers and how many are treated by local authorities. Nigel, [...]

Nigel Priestley Signs Up for Liverpool FC!

Nigel Priestley will be speaking at Anfield on Thursday 5th December as part of the Grandparents Plus regional event in Liverpool. The event is free and will give kinship carers and kinship care [...]

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