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The provision of a Statement of Purpose is a legal requirement for all fostering providers. It includes the aims and objectives of the fostering service as well as detailing the services and facilities it provides. It is a useful document for foster carers  and prospective foster carers to consider what FCA provides and how this may compare with what is provided by other fostering providers.

 

The Fostering Services (England) Regulations (2011, 3 (1)) states that:

The fostering service provider must compile a written statement in relation to the fostering service (“the statement of purpose”) which consists of—

(a) a statement of the aims and objectives of the fostering service, and

(b) a statement as to the services and facilities (including any parent and child arrangements)

provided by the fostering service.

 

The Fostering Services (Wales) Regulations (2001, 3(1))

The fostering service provider must compile, in relation to the fostering service, a written statement (in these Regulations referred to as the “statement of purpose”) which must consist of-

(a) a statement of the aims and objectives of the fostering service; and

(b) a statement as to the services and facilities to be provided by the fostering service.

 

The English National Minimum Standards (2011, 16.1 and 16.2)

The fostering service has a clear statement of purpose which is available to, and understood by, foster carers, staff and children and is reflected in any policies, procedures and guidance. It is available to the responsible authority and any parent or person with parental responsibility.

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How can we help?

Ready to start fostering a child or young person? Or just want a bit more information to help you decide whether fostering is for you? All you need to do is contact us.

Phone us

Call us on 0800 434 6000 (lines open Monday - Friday: 9am - 8pm)

Fostering a child or young person is a big decision so we're here to answer any questions you may have. Our friendly fostering advisors, many of whom are carers themselves, can talk you through everything you need to know about becoming a foster carer.

For all other general enquiries, please call 0800 085 225.

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Phone us

Call us on 0800 434 6000 (lines open Monday - Friday: 9am - 8pm)

Fostering a child or young person is a big decision so we,re here to answer any questions you may have. Our friendly fostering advisors, many of whom are carers themselves, can talk you through everything you need to know about becoming a foster carer.

For all other general enquiries, please call 0800 085 225.

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Call me back

Haven't got time to chat now? Leave your details and we'll call you back at a time that suits you:

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  • Why do we need this? So we can email you a brochure.
  • Why do we need this? We appreciate that starting to foster is a big decision that needs careful consideration and you are likely to have questions. We’d like to help answer those questions.
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