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Friends and Family Care

Family and friends carers, also referred to as connected persons carers, are relatives, friends and other people with a prior relationship with somebody else's child, who are caring for him or her full time. The downloadable guide below gives information about the various legal options open to family and friends carers and how family and friends carers can be supported. The guide covers the following types of family and friends care:

Informal Family and Friends Care
Private Fostering
Family and Friends Foster Care
Child Arrangement Order
Adoption Order

You can download a Special Guardianship Order referral form and a guidance note below:
The Lead Officer for Family & Friends Care is:

Mrs Linda Bulmer
Assistant Director Safeguarding Children and Families
Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council
Seafield House
Kirkleatham Street
TS10 1SP
Telephone: 01642 771500​​


Redcar & Cleveland House,
Kirkleatham Street, Redcar,
Yorkshire TS10 1RT

you could call our Customer Services Team on 01642 774774 between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

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