... for your foster carers in a variety of ways.
In England, this is through our advice and mediation and independent support ... panels with them.
Independent support services in England and Wales
Please note that if you are a foster carer, you cannot ...
... relating to children and young people in foster care in England. Legislation Children Act 1989 – available at ... while foster carers did not need). Fostering Services (England) Regulations 2011 – available at ... to fostering. Care Planning, Placement and Case Review (England) Regulations 2010 – available at ...
Foster Care in England: our response to the report
The announcement of the fostering stocktake (now known as Foster Care in England) in 2016 was warmly welcomed across the foster care sector, and its ... past year.
Read our full response to Foster Care in England (Fostering Stocktake)
Background to the report
During 2017, ...
Across England, thousands of children live with their foster carers for many years. ... definition of long-term foster care placements across England, and in setting out the key steps and commitments involved for all ... Care Planning and Fostering (Miscellaneous Amendments) (England) Regulations 2015 , which came into force on 1 April 2015.
... adoptive family.
Fostering for adoption is a scheme in England to allow children to be placed with their potential adopters in a ... First4Adoption funded by the Department for Education in England, provides impartial advice and support for those considering adoption ...
The Practice Support Team in England
The Practice Support Team is the cornerstone of The Fostering Network’s membership offer to fostering services in England, providing specialist practice support and expertise. They ... practice support and guidance to member organisations across England. Each Practice Support Consultant has a wealth of experience and ...
... page provides an overview of work with kinship carers in England, and outlines the five main ways in which arrangements are made and ... Note on placing children with family and friends carers (England).
Download the Practice Information Note
In England, the fostering regulations, National Minimum Standards (NMS) and ... services and others with a quality assurance role in England.
The full support package contains:
a handbook clarifying ... role and responsibilities of fostering service managers in England, including the actions they need to take to meet the regulations, NMS ...
30 hours free childcare in England
The Government in England is extending 30 hours free childcare for three and four-year-olds to ... more information .
Free childcare for foster carers (England and Wales) ...
In general, any individual in England who wishes to be registered to care for four or more unrelated looked ... has produced a Practice Information Note on exemptions in England (2014) for our members. The purpose of this Practice Information Note ... in to read the Practice Information Note on exemptions in England .
Exemptions in England ...
... now superseded this.
As a result, local authorities in England and Scotland, and Wales from April 2016, have a duty to them to enable ... society.
These arrangements are known as Staying Put in England, When I’m Ready in Wales and Continuing Care in Scotland. In addition ...
Supporting literacy for primary children
Guide to the Education of Looked After Children in England
The Fostering Network has produced a Guide to the Education of ...
... phone interviews with another 22 foster carers from across England.
Analysis of recruitment marketing materials and other approaches ... the experience of Muslim children in foster care in England, particularly from the perspective of the children themselves. This is ...
8,600 more foster families needed
Scotland ... Wales
Regional breakdown in England
England, Wales, and Northern Ireland all have national minimum allowances set ... checks the allowances paid by all local authorities in England and Wales, and health and social services trusts in Northern Ireland, ... short.
Read our 2018-19 allowances reports:
In 2018 we also surveyed ...
... Children Act 1989 Care Planning, Placement and Case Review (England) Regulations 2010 regulation 5 states that every child must have a ... assessment and plans
When children come into care in England they are expected to have a health assessment within 14 days. This ...
Transfer of foster carers protocol England
Principles governing the transfer of foster carers
The most recent version of the England protocol was published in 2014 and has been reissued in 2015 alongside ...
... social care trusts or independent fostering providers. In England the regulatory body, Ofsted, inspects local authority fostering ... service.
The relevant inspection bodies are:
Scotland: Care Inspectorate
... multiple moves and placement instability. For example in England the mean duration of the 49,240 foster placements ceasing during ... latest Stability Index from the Children’s Commissioner in England, some children experience several different types of instability all ...
... care assessment.
Different terms are used across England when describing support networks such as ‘support carer’, ... - Schedule 5 (reg 27 (5) (b)The Fostering Services (England) Regulations 2011.
There should be clarity of the nature, use and ...