Family and Friends Care

Kinship (or connected people or family and friends) care  is when a child or young person is living with a family member, friend or a person of significance to them for a short, long or permanent period of time. 

The Family and Friends Policy refers to kinship fostering arrangements; it also includes information on private kinship arrangements which result in either a Residence Order or Special Guardianship Order. 

Further information about the options available to become a Family and Friends Carer.