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The Fostering Services Regulations 2002

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I GENERAL

    1. 1.Citation, commencement and extent

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Statement of purpose and children’s guide

    4. 4.Review of statement of purpose and children’s guide

  3. PART II REGISTERED PERSONS AND MANAGEMENT OF LOCAL AUTHORITY FOSTERING SERVICE

    1. 5.Fostering agency—fitness of provider

    2. 6.Fostering agency—appointment of manager

    3. 7.Fostering agency—fitness of manager

    4. 8.Registered person—general requirements

    5. 9.Notification of offences

    6. 10.Local authority fostering service—manager

  4. PART III CONDUCT OF FOSTERING SERVICES

    1. 11.Independent fostering agencies—duty to secure welfare

    2. 12.Arrangements for the protection of children

    3. 13.Behaviour management and absence from foster parent’s home

    4. 14.Duty to promote contact

    5. 15.Health of children placed with foster parents

    6. 16.Education, employment and leisure activities

    7. 17.Support, training and information for foster parents

    8. 18.Independent fostering agencies—complaints and representations

    9. 19.Staffing of fostering service

    10. 20.Fitness of workers

    11. 21.Employment of staff

    12. 22.Records with respect to fostering services

    13. 23.Fitness of premises

  5. PART IV APPROVAL OF FOSTER PARENTS

    1. 24.Establishment of fostering panel

    2. 25.Meetings of fostering panel

    3. 26.Functions of fostering panel

    4. 27.Assessment of prospective foster parents

    5. 28.Approval of foster parents

    6. 29.Reviews and terminations of approval

    7. 30.Case records relating to foster parents and others

    8. 31.Register of foster parents

    9. 32.Retention and confidentiality of records

  6. PART V PLACEMENTS

    1. 33.General duty of responsible authority

    2. 34.Making of placements

    3. 35.Supervision of placements

    4. 36.Termination of placements

    5. 37.Short-term placements

    6. 38.Emergency and immediate placements by local authorities

    7. 39.Placements outside England

    8. 40.Independent fostering agencies—discharge of local authority functions

  7. PART VI LOCAL AUTHORITY VISITS

    1. 41.Local authority visits to children placed by voluntary organisations

  8. PART VII FOSTERING AGENCIES—MISCELLANEOUS

    1. 42.Review of quality of care

    2. 43.Notifiable events

    3. 44.Financial position

    4. 45.Notice of absence

    5. 46.Notice of changes

    6. 47.Appointment of liquidators etc.

    7. 48.Offences

    8. 49.Compliance with regulations

  9. PART VIII MISCELLANEOUS

    1. 50.Transitional provisions

    2. 51.Revocation

  10. Signature

  11. SCHEDULES

    1. 1

      Information required in respect of persons seeking to carry on, manage or work for the purposes of a fostering service

    2. 2

      Records to be kept by fostering service providers

    3. 3

      Information as to prospective foster parent and other members of his household and family

    4. 4

      Offences specified for the purposes of regulation 27(7)(b)

    5. 5

      Matters and obligations in foster care agreements

    6. 6

      Matters and obligations in foster placement agreements

    7. 7

      Matters to be monitored by the registered person in respect of a fostering agency

    8. 8

      Events and notifications

  12. Explanatory Note

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