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Family and friends foster care

Family and friends fostering is where a child, who is 'looked after' by the Royal Borough of Greenwich, lives with a member of the family or with friends, as they are unable to live with their birth parents.

With family and friends fostering, the child is officially 'looked after' by the local authority. The carers, even though they are family or friends, are formally considered to be foster carers.

To be a family and friends foster carer, you will need to be fully assessed and approved by the Royal Borough's fostering service.

Download the family and friends carers' policy