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Local Authority Kinship Care Policies and Contacts

The Government in 2011 issued family and friends care (also known as kinship care) guidance that requires that all English local authorities have a family and friends care policy. It also requires that each authority identifies a senior manager with responsibility for overseeing this area of child welfare.

If you are aware that a local policy has been updated or contact details changed, please email ychoudhury@frg.org.uk to help keep this page up to date.

Click on a region in England to view local authorities’ family and friends care policies and contact details (where the information has been provided to us).


Nicky Hale

Head of Corporate Parenting


Head of Service Children in Care

Blackburn with Darwen


Fostering Team Manager


Nikki Litchmore

Head of Service Placements and Resources     


Kim Bray/Farooq Latief

Team Manager Friends and Family Team and Connected Persons Team/ Team Manger Friends and Family Team Support


Lynn Aspen

Fostering Team Manager


Sadie Mulkeen

Fostering Team Manager

Cheshire East

Keith Martin

Head of Service (Acting) Cared for Children and Care Leavers

Cheshire West and Chester

Julie Drohan

Connected Peoples Team Manager

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