Standard 2

Understand your role as a foster carer.


This standard sets out what you need to know about your role and responsibilities as a foster carer in relation to the law, Government policies and other professionals working with children and young people.

You will be expected to know and understand the legislation, policies, values and procedures relevant to your work as a foster carer.

You will be expected to know how to work well with colleagues in your fostering service and local authority and from other organisations involved in the care and education of the children and young people you foster.

You will also be expected to understand the value of, and how to work with, families and carers.


We want to stop children being moved from home to home by standing as an advocate for the “naughty kids” and promote a new perspective of care and give a new, deeper level of understanding.

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