Foster care is governed by a framework of legislation, regulations, standards and guidance. These vary across the UK.
The legislation can be confusing but it is important that everyone involved in foster care is aware of the standards and legislation that are relevant to them. You can find out more about the legislative framework for fostering in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
We provide a range of resources and publications to help foster carers with the standards and legislation affecting foster care. Members of the Fostering Network log in here for more information and resources on standards and legislation, and access to peer to peer support in our online community.