Useful Resources

This section contains links to useful and essential resources to support you with your fostering role.


Sexting And The Law. Essential information for foster carers, especially the law around saving and sharing images to help professionals and the public deal with incidents of ' sexting '.


National Minimum Standards

The NMS, together with Regulations relevant to the placement of children in foster care such as the Fostering Services (England) Regulations 2011 (the 2011 Regulations), form the basis of the regulatory framework under the Care Standards Act 2000 (CSA) for the conduct of fostering services.


Independent Review Mechanism

The IRM provide independent panels that review suitability to adopt or foster and other decisions made by adoption and fostering providers.


Transfer Of Foster Carers Protocol England (2014)

This protocol has been developed by The Fostering Network and the joint forum of Independent Fostering Providers and is issued with the support of ADCS.


Resigning From Your Fostering Role

Please do not resign from fostering unless you genuinely want to. The process is very different to resigning from a normal job. Resignation cannot be used to highlight a need for assistance or to avoid an allegation process however unfair it may be. You cannot withdraw your resignation. All resignations lead to deregistration. The Agency Decision Maker cannot ignore your resignation and you will have to be reassessed to foster again.

Training Hub

Your membership includes access to online courses at The Foster Care Training Hub.

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