Fostering is a devolved issue in the UK. Legislation about care and foster care therefore varies across the UK. In Northern Ireland, the main legislative body is the Northern Ireland Assembly. There is a wide range of law and guidance that has relevance for foster care in Northern Ireland.
The links below are a starting point to the laws and guidance relating to fostered children and young people in Northern Ireland, rather than a comprehensive list.
For more information, contact the advice and information service