A Practical Guide to Fostering Law: Fostering Regulations, by Lynn Davis

By Lynn Davis

A realistic consultant to Fostering legislation is an obtainable, jargon-free consultant to the major parts of the legislation that difficulty foster carers and the pros who paintings with them. It goals to assist foster carers comprehend the place they healthy into the advanced internet of rules surrounding childcare and to demystify the jargon and terminology that's frequently used yet hardly defined. The booklet covers the legislation in England and Wales governing fostering businesses and foster carers themselves, together with foster carers' rights, and the formalities of placement strategies. It additionally offers motives of care court cases, the foster carer as a witness, what occurs if a tender fostered individual will get into hassle, and relocating on from foster care. The final part presents a 'who's who' of the most pros concerned and a jargon-busting word list of the most important phrases usually used. it's also illustrative case examples and every bankruptcy concludes with feedback for the place to discover additional information. This advisor can be a useful source for present and potential foster carers and the pros who paintings with them, reminiscent of aid staff, social staff and foster organization employees.

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He told his teacher that his foster mother beat him up. Procedures immediately swing into action. Norminster, responsible for David’s welfare, decides to move him straight from school to an emergency placement until longerterm plans can be made. This decision is made without telling or consulting Ed or Fran. David’s mother must be informed of the circumstances and consulted about the change of plan, although Norminster may delay telling her for a short while so as not to jeopardise the child protection enquiry.

Understand the development of children and young people, including attachment, developmental stages, resilience, transitions and milestones, play, activities and learning, routines, educational potential, understanding a child’s social context, positive sexual health and sexual identity, supporting children with disabilities or special educational needs. 6. Safeguard children and young people, including knowledge of a child’s background, and the context of legislation, policies and procedures. It also involves understanding types of abuse and neglect, signs, indicators and action to take, inter-agency working and whistle-blowing.

The first annual review must be considered by the panel, and other reviews may be. As part of the review, the agency must carry out any enquiries necessary to ensure that the carers and their household remain suitable. This includes seeking the views of: • the carers themselves • any child placed with them over the past year (subject to the child’s age and understanding) • any local authority that has had a child in placement over the past year. The agency must then prepare a report discussing whether the carer and the household remain suitable, and whether the terms of the approval continue to be appropriate.

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