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A Practical Guide to Fostering Law: Fostering Regulations, Child Care Law and the Youth Justice System

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A Practical Guide to Fostering Law is an accessible, jargon-free guide to key areas of law for foster carers and those who work with them.

It will help foster carers to understand where they fit into the complex web of regulations surrounding childcare and to demystify the jargon and terminology which is often used but rarely explained. The book covers the laws governing fostering agencies and foster carers themselves in England and Wales, including foster carers' rights and the...

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Overview

A Practical Guide to Fostering Law is an accessible, jargon-free guide to key areas of law for foster carers and those who work with them.

It will help foster carers to understand where they fit into the complex web of regulations surrounding childcare and to demystify the jargon and terminology which is often used but rarely explained. The book covers the laws governing fostering agencies and foster carers themselves in England and Wales, including foster carers' rights and the formalities of placement procedures. It also provides explanations of care proceedings, the foster carer as a witness, what happens if a young fostered person gets involved in crime or anti-social behaviour, and moving on from foster care. Illustrative case examples are used throughout, and also included are a jargon-busting glossary of key terms and information on where to go to find out more.

This guide will be an invaluable resource for current and prospective foster carers and those who work with them, such as support workers, social workers and foster agency staff.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849050920
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/15/2010
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 5

Foreword 9

Preface 11

Introduction 13

PART I Agencies and Carers 15

1 Foster Care and Fostering Agencies 17

2 Becoming a Foster Carer 25

3 Placements 40

4 Carers' Rights, Allegations and Ending Fostering 48

PART II Fostered Children and Child Care Law 63

5 Basics of Child Care Law 65

6 Looked After Children 75

7 Care Proceedings 86

8 The Foster Carer as Witness 99

9 Duties towards Looked After Children 111

10 Contact 128

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