30,000 children in London are in kinship care

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30,000 children in London are in kinship care

An estimated 30,000 children in London are in so-called kinship care.

That's being raised by family and friends because their parents aren't able to care for them, most commonly due to drug or alcohol misuse, bereavement, abuse, neglect or imprisonment. 

The Grandparents Plus charity offers support to people who take on the care of these children, and this year will launch new services in 14 London boroughs.

Kate O'Brien is from the charity and Claudette Thompson is a kinship carer.

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