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The Fostering Services (Wales) Regulations 2003

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Behaviour management and absence from foster parent’s home

13.—(1) The fostering service provider must prepare and implement a written policy on acceptable measures of control, restraint and discipline of children placed with foster parents.

(2) The fostering service provider must take all reasonable steps to ensure that—

(a)no form of corporal punishment is used on any child placed with a foster parent;

(b)no child placed with foster parents is subject to any measure of control, restraint or discipline which is excessive or unreasonable; and

(c)physical restraint is used on a child only where it is necessary to prevent likely injury to the child or other persons or likely serious damage to property.

(3) The fostering service provider must prepare and implement a written procedure to be followed if a child is absent from a foster parent’s home without permission.

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