In line with the Fostering Services Regulations 2011, (Regulation 28), and the Review Policy of the Agency, the approval of all foster carers is reviewed on an annual basis. As well as consulting with the foster carer(s), enquiries are made with local authorities, young people in placement, their families and the foster family, as to their suitability to continue as foster carers or for any changes to their approval to be considered as necessary.
All reviews of foster carers are referred to the Kasper Fostering Panel for consideration. Foster carers are required to attend Panel for their first review.
Health and Safety audits are carried out annually on all foster homes and Safe Caring Family policies are reviewed at least once a year.