Standards and legislation
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 fostering services with the standards and legislation affecting foster care. Staff at organisations that are members of the Fostering Network should log in to access exclusive members-only resources.