A family and friends carer looks after a child who cannot be cared for by their birth parents. They may be a:
- aunt or uncle
- brother or sister
- family friend
As a carer you are providing a child who cannot live with their parents, giving them love, support and sense of belonging.
You may become a carer in a crisis without any notice and may yourself be deeply affected by the events that have caused these situations. We are here to support not only the child but you through the changes. There is help from Newcastle council as well as local support groups that you can contact for extra support.