Please note membership of the committee is by invitation / nomination only.

Aims and purpose of the committee

  • To advise CoramBAAF, its member agencies, individual members and other relevant agencies on policy, practice, resources and procedures concerning fostering.
  • To consider, comment and advise on CoramBAAF publications, practice notes, training, consultancy and other services.
  • To assist CoramBAAF staff to promote and facilitate conferences, training events, publications and research.
  • To enable CoramBAAF to make representations to government, parliamentarians, local authorities and other stakeholders on legislation and policy.


The committee meets three times a year in March, July and November. The co-chairs are Charmaine Orchard, care experienced and founder of Konnected (a community interest group for looked after children) and Sarah Thomas, Director for Wales, England and UK Learning and Development, The Fostering Network. 

Membership of the committee

Members will be drawn from the membership of CoramBAAF by invitation or nomination.

How can I find out more about this committee?

Please contact

Minutes of meetings

Members can read minutes of committee meetings here.