Our vision is a world that provides opportunities for the healthy development of children and young people free from the harms caused by alcohol and drug misuse.
Kinship Care Week: April 24-30
Up to 200,000 children in the UK are being looked after by a family member or close friend because their parents have misused alcohol or other drugs.
This arrangement is called kinship care. It is the most common form of non-parental care for children who are unable to live with their parents in England.
We know that parents' substance misuse can have a massive impact on children. That's why, as part of our work to prevent harms from drugs and alcohol, Mentor provides:
- personalised support, information and advice to kinship carers
- peer group opportunities for carers and young people
- training for professionals who work with kinship families
These services improve family relationships, build confidence and help kinship families be more positively integrated within their local community.
Since 2004, Mentor has worked with hundreds of kinship care families to help them access the resources they need.
With your help, we can reach even more kinship carers, ensuring they have access to the advice and support networks that are vital to their wellbeing and success.
Donate today to help us support even more kinship care families.