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National Care Standards: Foster Care and Family Placement Services

DescriptionNational Care Standards: Foster Care and Family Placement Services Edition
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateMay 16, 2011


Revised March 2005
ISBN 978 0 7559 4540 5

This document is also available in pdf format (308k)

On 1 April 2011 a new independent scrutiny and improvement body replaced the Care Commission - Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland (SCSWIS).
Contact SCSWIS on 0845 600 9527
or visit www.scswis.com



Services for children (standards 1 to 4)
1 Informing and deciding
2 Promoting good quality care
3 Helping you as an individual
4 Expressing your views
Services for foster carers (standards 5 to 12)
5 Assessing and approving carers
6 Completing the application
7 Information and advice
8 Practical help
9 Allowances and expenses
10 Fees
11 Reviews
12 The fostering panel
Management and staffing (standard 13)
13 Management and staffing of the agency
Annex A: Glossary
Annex B: How the standards will work
Annex C: Useful reference material