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The Fostering Services (Wales) Regulations 2003

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Regulation 34(3)

SCHEDULE 6MATTERS AND OBLIGATIONS IN FOSTER PLACEMENT AGREEMENTS

1.  A statement by the responsible authority containing all the information which the authority considers necessary to enable the foster parent to care for the child and, in particular, information as to—

(a)the authority’s arrangements for the child and the objectives of the placement in the context of its plan for the care of the child;

(b)the child’s personal history, religious persuasion and cultural and linguistic background and racial origin;

(c)the child’s state of health and identified health needs;

(d)the safety needs of the child, including any need for any special equipment or adaptation;

(e)the child’s educational needs; and

(f)any needs arising from any disability the child may have.

2.  The responsible authority’s arrangements for the financial support of the child during the placement.

3.  The arrangements for giving consent to the medical or dental examination or treatment of the child.

4.  The circumstances in which it is necessary to obtain in advance the approval of the responsible authority for the child to take part in school trips, or to stay overnight away from the foster parent’s home.

5.  The arrangements for visits to the child, in connection with the supervision of the placement, by the person authorised by or on behalf of the responsible authority, and the frequency of visits and reviews under the Review of Children’s Cases Regulations 1991(1).

6.  The arrangements for the child to have contact with his or her parents and any other specified persons, and details of any court order as to contact.

7.  Compliance by the foster parent with the terms of the foster care agreement.

8.  Co-operation by the foster parent with the responsible authority regarding any arrangements it makes for the child.

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