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The Looked After Children (Scotland) Regulations 2009

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Establishment of case records for foster carers

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31.—(1) A local authority must compile a written case record, if one is not already in existence, in respect of each foster carer who has been approved by that local authority and with whom a child has been placed.

(2) The written case record referred to in paragraph (1) shall include any–

(a)written agreement entered into under regulation 24;

(b)review of approval made under regulation 25 or 26;

(c)variation of the terms of approval;

(d)termination of approval;

(e)agreement entered into under regulation 36(3); and

(f)information specified in paragraph (3) insofar as it is relevant to the case.

(3) The information referred to in paragraph (2)(f) is–

(a)a record of each placement with the foster carer including–

(i)the name, age and sex of each child placed;

(ii)the dates on which each placement began and terminated; and

(iii)the circumstances of any terminated placement;

(b)the information obtained by the local authority in respect of the decision to approve the foster carer; and

(c)the information obtained by the local authority in respect of any review, variation or termination of the foster carer’s approval.

(4) The local authority must compile a written case record for each prospective foster carer.

(5) The written record referred to in paragraph (4) must include the information obtained as to–

(a)the prospective foster carer;

(b)the members of the prospective foster carer’s household; and

(c)the prospective foster carer’s family.

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