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The Homefinding and Fostering Agency
Procedures Manual: Contents

February 2017

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This contents list is sub divided into the following sections, each Section contains relevant Chapters/Procedures: (Click on the title to jump to the Section you require):

  1. Foster Carers
  2. Fostering Service
  3. Caring for Children
  4. Appendices

1. Foster Carers

1.1 Assessment and Approval of Foster Carers  
1.2 Parent and Child Arrangements  
1.3 Exemptions and Extensions/Variations to Foster Carer Approval  
1.4 Persons Disqualified from Fostering  
1.5 Placements with Foster Carers  
1.6 Respite Care within Foster Carers Support Networks  
1.7 Review and Termination of Approval of Foster Carers  
1.8 Supervision, Support and Training of Foster Carers  

2. Fostering Service

2.1 Statement of Purpose  
2.2 Access to Records  
2.3 Child Protection Referrals  
2.4 Complaints  
2.5 Confidentiality  
2.6 Fostering Panel  
2.7 Managing Allegations Against Staff and Foster Carers  
2.8 Notifications of Significant Events to Other Agencies  
2.9 Whistleblowing Updated

3. Caring for Children

3.1 Alcohol, Drugs and Solvents Updated
3.2 Promoting Positive Behaviour  
3.3 Contact with Parents, Siblings and Social Visits/Overnight Stays with Relatives and Friends  
3.4 Countering Bullying  
3.5 Education Updated
3.6 Medication and First Aid Updated
3.7 Missing Children  
3.8 Safeguarding Children and Young People from Sexual Exploitation  
3.9 Identifying and Supporting Children and Young People Vulnerable to Violent Extremism including Radicalisation Updated
3.10 Internet, Photographs and Mobile Phones  
3.11 Personal Care and Relationships  
3.12 Guidance for Savings for Looked After Children  
3.13 Preparing Young People for Adulthood Updated
3.14 Staying Put  
3.15 Reviews and Meetings  
3.16 Smoking Updated

4. Appendices

4.1 The Homefinding and Fostering Agency website  
4.2 Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015  
4.3 Amendments