Fostering legislation in Scotland
Legislation for fostering varies across the UK and it is important that you know what applies to your nation. The main legislative body in Scotland is the Scottish Parliament. The below legislation is a starting point and is not a comprehensive guide to all legislation relating to children and young people in foster care in Scotland.
Children (Scotland) Act 1995 - available at http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1995/36/contents
The Adoption and Children Act (Scotland) 2007 - available at http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2007/4/contents
Looked After Children (Scotland) Regulations 2009 - available at http://www.opsi.gov.uk/legislation/scotland/ssi2009/ssi_20090210_en_1
Guidance on Looked After Children (Scotland) Regulations 2009 and the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 - available at http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2010/06/01094202/1.
National care standards: foster care and family placement services (Scotland) - available at http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/1095/0001718.pdf