Kinship care – the care of children by relatives or friends of the family - represents a significant resource available for meeting the needs of girls and boys who are orphaned or otherwise live apart from their parents. 1 in 10 children worldwide are living in kinship care. In some countries, it is as high as 1 in 3. This makes it the most common type of care, after parental care. Kinship care can support the most vulnerable children in ordinary and crisis periods.
In this How We Care series webinar, Family for Every Child presented the programming of three CSOs on how they are supporting kin carers and the vulnerable children in their care, in their respective regions: the Associação Brasileira Terra dos Homens (ABTH) in Brazil, Farm Orphan Support Trust (FOST) in Zimbabwe and Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (GRG) in New Zealand.
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