Spotlight
Family Court Practice, The
Order the 2021 edition due out in May
Court of Protection Practice 2021
'Court of Protection Practice goes from strength to strength, having...
Jackson's Matrimonial Finance Tenth Edition
Jackson's Matrimonial Finance is an authoritative specialist text...
Spotlight
Latest articles
Disabled women more than twice as likely to experience domestic abuse
The latest data from the Office of National Statistics shows that, in the year ending March 2020, around 1 in 7 (14.3%) disabled people aged 16 to 59 years experienced any form of domestic abuse in...
The President of the Family Division endorses Public Law Working Group report
The Courts and Tribunals Judiciary has published a message from the President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, in which the President endorses the publication of the President’s...
HMCTS updates online divorce services guidance
HM Courts and Tribunals Service have recently updated the online divorce services guidance with the addition of guides for deemed and dispensed service applications, alternative service...
Become the new General Editor of The Family Court Practice, the definitive word on family law and procedure
The Family Court Practice (‘The Red Book’) is widely acknowledged as the leading court reference work for all family practitioners and the judiciary. We are currently recruiting a...
The suspension, during lockdown, of prison visits for children: was it lawful?
Jake Richards, 9 Gough ChambersThis article argues that the suspension on prison visits during this period and the deficiency of measures to mitigate the impact of this on family life and to protect...
View all articles
Authors

New minimum standards and regulations for fostering

Sep 29, 2018, 18:03 PM
Slug : NewStandardsFostering14032011-635
Meta Title :
Meta Keywords :
Canonical URL :
Trending Article : No
Prioritise In Trending Articles : No
Date : Mar 14, 2011, 10:05 AM
Article ID : 93801

Child with adultsThe Department for Education has revised and modernised the regulatory framework for fostering in England which includes national minimum standards, fostering services regulations and related statutory guidance.

The standards and regulations, which come into force on 1 April, provide a framework for the inspection of fostering services and will work in conjunction with new statutory guidance for fostering services.

The National Minimum Standards for Fostering Services apply to local authority fostering services, independent fostering agencies and voluntary organisations. The standards are issued for use by Ofsted who take them into account in the inspection of fostering services. Together with regulations relevant to the placement of children in foster care, such as the Fostering Services (England) Regulations 2011, they form the basis of the regulatory framework under the Care Standards Act 2000 for the conduct of fostering services.

The Fostering Services (England) Regulations 2011 revoke and replace the Fostering Services Regulations 2002. They make provision about the way in which fostering agencies and local authority fostering services are managed and run, and in particular about the process for approving foster carers and safeguarding children placed with foster carers.

The guidance, Volume 4: Fostering Services 2011 Statutory Guidance, sets out the functions and responsibilities of local authorities and their partner agencies in relation to fostering services including setting out the responsibilities of local authorities and foster carers, how to help ensure the best for children in foster care, management of the fostering service and approving and supporting foster parents. The guidance is issued under section 7 of the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970.

Categories :
  • News
Tags :
Authors
Provider :
Product Bucket :
Recommend These Products
Load more comments
Comment by from