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The Fostering Services (Wales) Regulations 2003

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Education, employment and leisure activities

16.—(1) The fostering service provider must promote the educational attainment of children placed with foster parents.

(2) In particular the fostering service provider must—

(a)establish a procedure for monitoring the educational attainment, progress and school attendance of children placed with foster parents;

(b)in relation to school aged children placed with foster parents, promote their regular attendance at school and participation in school activities;

(c)provide foster parents with such information and assistance including equipment as may be necessary to meet the educational needs of children placed with them.

(3) The fostering service provider must ensure that any education it provides for any child placed with foster parents who is of compulsory school age but not attending school is efficient and suitable to the child’s age, ability, aptitude, and any special educational needs he or she may have.

(4) The fostering service provider must ensure that foster parents promote the leisure interests of children placed with them.

(5) Where any child placed with foster parents has attained the age where he or she is no longer required to receive compulsory full-time education, the fostering service provider must assist with the making of, and give effect to, the arrangements made for the child in respect of his or her education, training and employment.

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