Family and Friends

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 Care in Sussex - Information sheet for potential carers (Word Document)

Family and Friends Leaflet (PDF)

Family and Friends Policy (Word Document)

Contact Details


Telephone: 01273 295694