Frequently asked questions for kinship carers

We Care You Care Q&A

Here are some frequently asked questions that have been raised by kinship carers...


Q. He keeps skipping school and I don’t know what to do! I am already struggling with money and I don’t want to end up with a fine.

A. Middlesbrough Multi-Agency Children's Hub (MACH) team can meet with the Kinship Kid to understand what is going on. Together they will create a plan using a solution focused approach to address the issues.

Q. We thought everything was sorted. That all the behaviour and mood swings were in the past. Now it feels like we are back at square one!

A. The Family Partnership Team is a family support service who have strong working relationships with a variety of services. Therapeutic support can be beneficial not only for Kinship Kids but for the whole family and prevent things from getting worse.

Q. I’m struggling to cope, it’s been a long time since I was a parent but if I ask for help will 14 the Council think I can’t cope?!

A. The aim of MACH help is to work with families so they get the most out of life. Early Help will make sure families get the right support at the right time.

Q. I’m getting on in years and worry what will happen to the kids if I end up too poorly to look after them.

A. My Family Plan can provide a platform to have conversations including things like this. It will also help Kinship Carers in developing solutions to specific situations.