Foster Carers' Charter

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Our charter campaign is calling for foster carers' charters to be in place in every fostering service across the UK. Charters are documents agreed by the fostering service and foster carers, setting out each others' roles and responsibilities, and signed off by lead council members. They can help foster carers to get the recognition they both deserve and need, in order to provide children with the best possible care. Charters represent an important step, along with fees, improved status and authority, and better training, towards foster carers being treated and respected as the professionals that they are.

As part of our campaign we are sending A3 poster copies of our draft charter to every fostering service in England and Scotland. 

In Wales the charter campaign is taking place as part of the Fostering Excellence programme.

Why not take a look at our flowchart to see how you can take part in the campaign?

We want to work in conjunction with fostering services and foster care associations to get more charters in place. At the last count, 61 out of 150 local authority fostering services in England had a charter. Check out the map below to see if there is a charter where you live! 

Key:
Orange - Charter in place
White - No known charter in place
Green - Multiple authorities in additional maps, click below for details:
 

1. Tyne and Wear

2. West Yorkshire

3. South Yorkshire

4. Greater Manchester

5. Merseyside

6. West Midlands

7. Greater London

 

Can you help us to complete the map? Get in touch if you have news from your area. Email campaigns@fostering.net.