Our kinship care consultants develop a range of practice notes, briefings and other resources to support our members in special guardianship, private fostering, family and friends foster care and other care plans involving family members and friends. They also support the exchange of ideas and good practice at our special interest groups.

Latest guidance

We've published a briefing note for members clarifying the use of National Minimum Standards (NMS) in England as a benchmark for deciding on the suitability of foster carers including kinship foster carers

agenda for change

Special Guardianship: an agenda for change

Special guardianship is now the main and fastest-growing route for children out of the care system. But policy and practice have not yet caught up with this transformation.

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Influence change

Our multidisciplinary groups and provide a platform to our members so we can advocate on their behalf to Government, and ensure that their voices are heard in the development of legislation, policy and practice.

Special Guardianship group

Discuss developing areas of policy and share views at our Special Guardianship interest group.

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Private Fostering Group

Share developing policy, good practice and practice dilemmas in Private Fostering arrangements.

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