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ABOUT US

- A FOSTERING FAMILY -

Kent Association of Foster Carers (KAFC) – is a Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation (charity number tbc), our Trustees are all Kent County Council (KCC) Foster Carers who volunteer to support the charity for the benefit of KCC Foster Carers and their families, we are assisted in this role by six Local Social Committees comprising of both KCC Foster Carers and KCC Fostering Staff.  The original charity was registered in 2015 as Kent Foster Care Association.  We revised the structure of the charity in 2023 and changed our name to Kent Association of Foster Carers. 

Introducing the Trustees for

Kent Association of Foster Carers.

Meet The Team

Ashley Hale Brown KAFC Kent fostering

Ashley Hale Brown

Chair

I wanted to just say a little bit about myself as an introduction. I took on the role as Chair of KFCA back in June 2020. This was a new adventure for me as this was a role that I haven’t done before. It was my passion to help grow this charity going forward and being able to provide more opportunities for the children and young people in care and their carer’s. I am pleased to see the turnout and participation growing each year at our annual Summerfest. I have been a Foster Carer since 2016 and really enjoy this role and being the Chair of KFCA means that I can give more back to the children and young people in care and give them memories to treasure.

Juliet M KAFC Kent

Juliet Macfarlane 

Vice Chair

I was appointed Vice Chair to the KAFC in 2022 and am looking forward to working with the dedicated members for the benefit of all KCC children in care.  I have been a foster carer with my husband since 2006 and have looked after all ages of children and sibling groups, but now mainly specialise in looking after teenage girls and moving them on to independence.  In my previous life I was a stenographer in the High Court/Court of Appeal which included the Family Division which was what drew me towards fostering.  My husband was a Chef and is now retired and we foster together as a team.  I am also a Foster Carer Ambassador and a mentor supporting new foster carers.

Louisa Wray KAFC Treasurer Kent Fostering

Louisa Wray

Treasurer

I have been fostering since 2012 and predominantly foster teenage girls. I find fostering a very rewarding career.  We have had several children living with us but mostly concentrate on long-term fostering.  My pre-fostering experience was in financial services with a high street bank, I enjoyed several customer facing roles within the bank and eventually became a Business Relationship Manager, this was by far my favourite role and enabled me to work with people from many different cultures and walks of life.  After having my daughter, I decided to utilise my time effectively and began an Open University course. I successfully gained my BA Hons in Business and Accountancy.  I have also trained as a teacher of English for Foreign Language students.  My daughter has just finished her degree at Goldsmiths University.  I am active within the fostering community and enjoy helping my fellow carers, I especially enjoy arranging fun activities and excursions for the carers and their children.

Tracy Scott KAFC Kent Fostering Kent

Tracy Scott

Secretary

I along with my husband live in Herne Bay and we have been Kent County Council Foster Carers since 2013.  We have mainly undertaken long-term fostering and currently have a sibling group of three.  Before fostering I worked as a Business Manager in commercial business and utilize some of these skills in my role as Secretary for KAFC.  I am committed to helping support both fostering and families that foster for KCC.  I am pleased to be part of the amazing charity that KAFC is and hope through my role as Secretary to improve experiences and inclusiveness for Fostering Families.  I look forward to meeting you and your families at our future events.

Sue Holmes Compliance Co-Ordinator KAFC Kent Fostering

Sue Holmes

Compliance Co-ordinator

I live in Capel-Le-Ferne.  I’ve been a foster carer for six years and currently specialise in the care of unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people. Prior to entering Fostering, I was the Chief Executive of a Conflict Resolution Charity for over 20 years.   I am proud to be a Trustee of KAFC and hope to utilise my skills and knowledge of the charity sector to support the development of KAFC and its provision of valuable services to Kent Foster Carers.

Jane Baker Davis Facilities Co Ordinator KAFC Kent Fostering

Jane Baker-Davis

Facilities Co-ordinator

It is me that has the KAFC shed in their back garden where we store all KAFC equipment.  I have fostered for North Kent since May 2005.  I qualified as a teacher in 1981.  I then re-trained as a Social Worker in 1988. It was where I met my husband, Andrew.  I'm Welsh, he's a Kentish Man, full of knowledge of the Medway Towns and Kent.  Andrew works part time whilst I undertake independent work to keep up with practice issues. This makes me feel old but maybe I should say experienced!  We have 3 birth children but we also have some former children we care for in our family.  I am a Level 3 Carer as well as a KAFC Trustee, I also mentor and am an ambassador and co-host the Medway support group. My passion is fostering.  I really believe in inclusive practice and want Kent to continue to get outstanding for its children's services.  With the other KAFC trustees we want to make KAFC more supportive and carer and child centred so we can really enjoy the fostering role.  We are a small but great group and I'd really encourage you to contact us if you think we can help or if you would like to join us.

KAFC KENT

Introducing the Local Social Committees

KAFC KENT

NORTH KENT (NK)

Chair – Nigel Skinner

Treasurer – Rosalind Russell

Secretary – Gabrielle Taylor-Woodbury

KAFC

SOUTH KENT (SK)

Chair – Cassandra Storey

Treasurer – Louisa Wray

Secretary – Monica Walton

KAFC Kent

EAST KENT 1 (EK1)

Chair – Amanda Forrest

Treasurer – Sharon Williams

Secretary – Anita Hougham

KAFC

WEST KENT (WK)

Chair – Michelle Slater

Treasurer – Vanessa Hannam

Secretary –Susi Moares-Dominguez

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EAST KENT 2 (EK2)

Chair – Christy Rigden

Treasurer – Debbie Ling

Secretary – Tennille Sinclair

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DISABILITIES

Chair –  Debbie PM

Treasurer – 

Secretary – Rachel W

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