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Foster Carers Charter

Foster Carers Charter

In partnership with the fostering sector, a Foster Carers Charter was published on 18 March 2011. It sets out what foster carers, fostering agencies and the local authority, should expect from each other. The charter provides a foundation for discussion and agreement at a local level about how to improve fostering services.

 Agency – Foster carers expectations

The Tell Tim area of the Department’s website was launched 18 March 2011. The Minister wants to hear from you about the care system; what works, what doesn’t, and what changes the Government should be considering to make the care system better.

Publication of fostering services regulations, national minimum standards and guidance

The Department has now published revised regulations, national minimum standards and statutory guidance for fostering services and children’s homes. These came into force on 1 April 2011.

Call for local authorities to reduce barriers for foster carers

Children’s Minister Tim Loughton wrote to all local authorities to support foster carers to make decisions for the children in their care, where at all possible.

UK Wide Fostering Network

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An A-Z comprehensive guide to a range of useful fostering terms. Essential reading for any newbie foster carer. Includes subjects as varied as:

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  • Human Rights
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