What is the purpose of a staying put arrangement? The 'staying put’ arrangements contained in section 23CZA of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989)...
Produced in partnership with Ruth Cabeza of Harcourt Chambers
Please note the information in this Practice Note relates to the current law in England. The law in Wales in this area is covered by the Social...
Produced in partnership with Joy Hopkinson of London Borough of Lambeth Council
The Fostering Services (England) Regulations 2011 (FS(E) Regs 2011), SI 2011/581, reg 27 governs the approval of foster parents. In considering what...
Where a child is subject to a care order, the rules as to the local authority dealing with the case are set out in section 31(8) of the Children Act...
Produced in partnership with Tori Adams of 4 King’s Bench Walk
The reasons for and nature of the refusal are not given, and the time for which the child has been with the foster carer is not specified. This Q&A...
Produced in partnership with Matthew Haynes of St Ives Chambers
This Practice Note distinguishes between English and Welsh law, which are different in several respects, in both statute and regulations, while also...
The statutory provision regarding privately fostered children is contained in the Part IX of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989). The English regulatory...