UK national standards for foster care

UK national standards for foster care

The 25 Standards were launched in June 1999 to provide a blueprint on how to deliver the highest standards of foster care.

They are divided in to three clear, easy-to-use sections:

  • ensuring that the specific needs and rights of each child or young person in foster care are met and respected
  • ensuring that each foster carer provides effective and appropriate care
  • ensuring that each authority responsible for the provision of public care for children and young people offers a high quality foster care service for all who could benefit from it.

This is an invaluable daily reference document for anyone working with fostered children and young people.