Kinship Network

Bringing together operational leads of fostering practice

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The SESLIP Kinship Network brings together strategic and operational leads of Kinship practice from across the 19 SESLIP authorities and was established in 2023.

The purpose of the group is to build relationships and share and improve practice across the South East local authorities.  The group meets each quarter and has standing items relating to:

  • one LA sharing practice;
  • issues for escalation to the SESLIP DCSs.

Dr Mac Heath (DCS Milton Keynes) is the Chair, Lucy Peake, Chief Executive of Kinship is the Vice-chair

Please contact Rebecca Eligon (details below) for an invitation link


Governance & Reports

Notes from previous meetings

February 2024

November 2023

June 2023

Upcoming meetings

Upcoming 2024 meetings are:

16 May 2024 2-3.30

16 July 2024 2-3.30

18 November 2024 2-3.30pm

The first in-person Kinship care regional conference is scheduled for 8 July. Sign up here.

Please contact Rebecca Eligon (contact details below) if you would like to be invited or find out more.

Tools, Templates & Useful Links

Kinship Network Terms of Reference (June 2023)

Kinship mapping of our approach across the region Oct 2023

Kinship conference write up 2021

Kinship network members

Contact Details

Adoption; Fostering; Kinship and Early Help Regional Networks: Rebecca Eligon (South East Sector-Led Improvement Programme)

07944 996219