Wilson urges government to ‘step up’ on kinship care support

In a 10 minute rule motion, Liberal Democrat MP Munira Wilson urged the government to “step up” when it comes to support for kinship carers. 

Wilson told the story of a kinship carer who took responsibility for her dead sister’s child before being thanked for saving “a a lot of time and money” but told that local authorities “have no legal obligation” to help aid the child’s medical care.

The Twickenham MP pleaded, saying “surely we owe it to these children who’ve been through much”.