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The Fostering Services (Wales) Regulations 2003

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Support, training and information for foster parents

17.—(1) The fostering service provider must provide foster parents with such training, advice, information and support, including support outside office hours, as appears necessary in the interests of children placed with them.

(2) The fostering service provider must take all reasonable steps to ensure that foster parents are familiar with, and act in accordance with the policies established in accordance with regulations 12(1) and 13(1) and (3).

(3) The fostering service provider must ensure that, in relation to any child placed or to be placed with a foster parent, the foster parent is given such information, which is kept up to date, as to enable the foster parent to provide appropriate care for the child, and in particular that each foster parent is provided with appropriate information regarding—

(a)the state of health and health needs of any child placed or to be placed with the foster parent; and

(b)the arrangements for giving consent to the child’s medical or dental examination or treatment.

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