The Family Rights Group are a registered charity, established in 1974, by a group of lawyers, social workers and academics who were concerned about how families were treated when social services were involved with their children.
The group work with 'parents whose children are in need, at-risk or are in the care system and with members of the wider family who are raising children unable to remain at home.'
Family Rights Group on behalf of the Parliamentary Taskforce on Kinship Care have published a report based upon a survey of kinship carers during the Pandemic, entitled Kinship carers experiences during the coronavirus crisis, May 2020. The Parliamentary Taskforce is a cross-party group that aim's to 'raise awareness about, and support for, children in kinship care and to highlight the importance of this option for children who cannot live with their parents.'
A new survey is now in place which has been developed on behalf of the Parliamentary Task Force on Kinship Care. The survey will only take 15 minutes to complete and will seek to understand how carers are coping during the current lockdown and identify the key things that will make a difference to kinship families right now who are struggling.
The group used the findings from the survey completed by over 650 kinship carers in the first lockdown to highlight issues, raise awareness of need, and lobby for better support with MPs and Government.