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Regulations 10 and 22

SCHEDULE 3INFORMATION AS TO PROSPECTIVE FOSTER CARER OR KINSHIP CARER AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE HOUSEHOLD AND FAMILY

1.  Full name, date of birth, health (supported by a medical report), personality and marital status (including any previous marriage).

2.  Particulars of the other adult members of the household and their relationship to the prospective foster carer.

3.  Particulars of the children in the family, whether or not members of the household, and any other children in his household.

4.  Address and particulars of the prospective foster or kinship carer’s accommodation.

5.  Religious persuasion, degree of religious observance and capacity to care for a child from any particular religious persuasion.

6.  Racial origin, cultural and linguistic background and capacity to care for a child of any particular origin or cultural and linguistic background.

7.  Past and present employment or occupation, and standard of living.

8.  Leisure activities and interests.

9.  Present capacity to care for the prospective foster or kinship carer’s own and other children, and any previous experience of caring for the prospective foster or relative carer’s own and other children and ability to do so in this respect.

10.  Details of any criminal offences of which the person has been convicted including details of any convictions which are spent within the meaning of section 1 of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974(1) and which may be disclosed by virtue of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exemptions) (Scotland) Order 2003(2) as amended.

11.  The outcome of any request or application made by the prospective foster carer or kinship carer or any other member of the household to foster.

12.  Particulars of any previous approval under regulation 22(3) or 23, or refusal of approval or termination of such approval, relating to the prospective foster or kinship carer or any other member of the household.

13.  An analysis of the motivation of the prospective foster or kinship carer in seeking to become a foster carer.

14.  References from third parties as to the character of the prospective foster or kinship carer and their suitability to be a foster carer.