Kent Fostering Service
Children need foster care for many different reasons. It can be because of illness in their family, relationship problems at home, a family breakdown, or perhaps a situation where their welfare is threatened. Foster care is the highest standard of care for children until they can return to their own family, move onto an alternative permanent family or grow in to adulthood and independence.
Kent is committed to placing children and young people with KCC approved foster families. KCC has developed and invested in a dedicated and comprehensive Fostering Service. This service actively works to meet the required quality standards and the diverse needs of the children who become looked after by KCC and their families.
For more information about being a KCC Foster carer please visit the Kent Fostering Service website or call 03000 420002
Useful references and resources:
- Kent County Council’s Free for 2 scheme offers up to 15 hours free childcare for eligible 2 year olds during term time.
- Foster Carers Charter (DfE March 2011)
- Fostering Services: National Minimum Standards (DfE Mar 2011)
- Children Act 1989: Fostering Services (DfE March 2011)
- Children Act 1989: Family and Friends Care (DfE March 2011)
- Kent Foster Care Association
- The Fostering Network
- Foster Talk
- Coram BAAF Adoption and Fostering Academy