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The Homefinding and Fostering Agency
Procedures Manual: Contents

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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 Updated
1.8 Supervision, Support and Training of Foster Carers  

2. Fostering Service

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

3. Caring for Children

3.1 Alcohol, Drugs and Solvents  
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  
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  
3.10 Online Safety  
3.11 Personal Care and Relationships  
3.12 Guidance for Savings for Looked After Children Updated
3.13 Preparing Young People for Adulthood Updated
3.14 Staying Put  
3.15 Reviews and Meetings  
3.16 Smoking Updated
3.17 Delegated Authority New

4. Appendices

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