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Practical Guide to Fostering Law Fostering Regulations, Child Care Law and the Youth Justice System

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ISBN-10: 1849050929

ISBN-13: 9781849050920

Edition: 2010

Authors: Lynn Davis

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A Practical Guide to Fostering Law is an accessible, jargon-free guide to the key elements of the law that concern foster carers and the professionals who work with them. It aims to help foster carers understand where they fit into the complex web of regulations surrounding childcare and to demystify the jargon and terminology which is often used but rarely explained. The book covers the laws in England and Wales governing fostering agencies and foster carers themselves, including foster carers' rights, and the formalities of placement procedures. It also provides explanations of care proceedings, the foster carer as a witness, what happens if a young fostered person gets into trouble, and…    
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Book details

List price: $50.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publication date: 8/15/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Acknowledgements
Foreword
Preface
Introduction
Agencies and Carers
Foster Care and Fostering Agencies
Becoming a Foster Carer
Placements
Carers' Rights, Allegations and Ending Fostering
Fostered Children and Child Care Law
Basics of Child Care Law
Looked After Children
Care Proceedings
The Foster Carer as Witness
Duties towards Looked After Children
Contact
Fostered Children and the Criminal Law
The Criminal System - Some Legal Basics
The Criminal Process
Reprimands, Warnings and Court
Sentencing
Anti-Social Behaviour
Young Victims and Witnesses - Evidence and Compensation
Long-Term Plans
Long-Term Placements
Moving to Independence
Jargon Buster
Resources
Index