legislation and regulations

Fostering legislation in England

Please use the drop down list to access details of key primary legislation, regulations, national minimum standards and guidance relating to fostering and foster care in England.

Key legislation impacting on fostering

Children Act 1989 This is the primary legislation governing looked after children and fostering services.

Mon, 01/04/2016 - 16:28 By admin on January,4th 2016

Fostering legislation in Wales

During the evolution of Welsh Government legislative powers, there is currently no single source or site providing a comprehensive collection of all current UK and Welsh legislation, however, the following may be useful: 

Mon, 01/04/2016 - 10:28 By admin on January,4th 2016

Fostering legislation in Scotland

The Children’s Hearings System

The Children’s Hearings System is the care and justice system for Scotland’s children and young people up until the age of 16 (for some children, until 18). Children and young people are referred to the children’s reporter (Scottish Children's Reporter Administration 'SCRA') because some aspect of their life is causing concern.

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 12:01 By admin on December,17th 2015