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Kinship Care Week

EDM (Early Day Motion) 409: tabled on 22 September 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 24 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that Monday 3 October to Friday 7 October 2022 is Kinship Care Week; acknowledges the thousands of grandparents, aunts, uncles and other friends and family members who step up to support children in crisis whose parents are unable to care for them; recognises that becoming a kinship carer often involves huge personal sacrifices, with many carers giving up careers or pension savings to look after a child; notes that placing a child in kinship care is significantly cheaper than placing them in local authority care, yet delivers equal or better health, educational and employment outcomes; and calls on the Government to step up for kinship carers by implementing the proposals contained within the Kinship Care Bill, including the introduction of a statutory definition of kinship care, weekly allowances for kinship carers, paid time off work for kinship carers when a child starts living with them, and the extension of Pupil Premium Plus to all children in kinship care.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.