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The Fostering Services (Wales) Regulations 2003

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Regulation 28(5)(b)

SCHEDULE 5MATTERS AND OBLIGATIONS IN FOSTER CARE AGREEMENTS

1.  The terms of the foster parent’s approval.

2.  The amount of support and training to be given to the foster parent.

3.  The procedure for the review of approval of a foster parent.

4.  The procedure in connection with the placement of children and the matters to be included in any foster placement agreement.

5.  The arrangements for meeting any legal liabilities of the foster parent arising by reason of a placement.

6.  The procedure available to foster parents for making representations.

7.  To give written notice to the fostering service provider forthwith, with full particulars, of—

(a)any intended change of the foster parent’s address;

(b)any change in the composition of the foster parent’s household;

(c)any other change in the foster parent’s personal circumstances and any other event affecting the foster parent’s capacity to care for any child placed or the suitability of the foster parent’s household; and

(d)any request or application to adopt children, or for registration for child minding or day care.

8.  Not to administer corporal punishment to any child placed with him the foster parent.

9.  To ensure that any information relating to a child placed with the foster parent, to the child’s family or to any other person, which has been given to the foster parent in confidence in connection with a placement is kept confidential and is not disclosed to any person without the consent of the fostering service provider.

10.  To comply with the terms of any foster placement agreement.

11.  To care for any child placed with the foster parent as if the child were a member of the foster parent’s family and to promote the child’s welfare having regard to the long and short-term plans for the child.

12.  To comply with the policies and procedures of the fostering service provider issued under regulations 12 and 13.

13.  To co-operate as reasonably required with the National Assembly and in particular to allow a person authorised by the National Assembly to interview the foster parent and visit the foster parent at any reasonable time.

14.  To keep the fostering service provider informed about the child’s progress and to notify it immediately of any significant events affecting the child.

15.  Where regulation 36 applies, to allow any child placed with the foster parent to be removed from the foster parent’s home.

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