What is Family and Friends care?
Family & Friends care or ‘kinship’ care is a similar service to fostering. When a decision is made to take a child into care, the Family & Friends team may look for suitable carers within the child’s family or within the family’s social network.
If a suitable placement is found, the Family & Friends team will offer support for the carers. Family & Friends care is a type of foster care, so carers from the two services may attend the same events or share resources.
Family and Friends Policy Feb 2016 (Word Document)
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