Children Act (Foster Care) Regulations

Children Act

Children Act (Foster Care) Regulations

Statutory Instrument 78 of 1995

  • Commenced on 24 July 1995
  • [This is the version of this document at 11 July 2016.]

1. Citation

These Regulations may be cited as the Children Act (Foster Care) Regulations.

2. Application

An application for registration as a foster parent shall be in Form I of the Schedule.

3. Matters to be considered before registering a foster parent

For the purposes of determining whether a person applying to be registered as a foster parent is suitable to care for and maintain a foster child and the home of the applicant is suitable for a foster home in order that the person may be registered as a foster parent, the Director shall take into consideration the following matters—
(a)the means of livelihood of the applicant and whether the applicant will be able to adequately maintain a foster child;
(b)the health of the applicant and that of the other members of the applicant’s household and in particular whether the applicant or any member of the applicant’s household has suffered or suffers for any mental illness or serious disease or other mental or physical disability;
(c)the character and antecedents of the applicant and other members of the applicant’s household and whether the applicant or any member of the applicant’s household has been the subject of any complaint or investigation for child abuse;
(d)the condition of the home and the physical environment of the home of the applicant.

4. Register of Foster Parents

The Register of Foster Parent shall be in Form 2 of the Schedule.

5. Supervision of foster parent and foster children

(1)Where a foster parent has undertaken the care and maintenance of a foster child, the Director—
(a)shall cause supervisory visits to be made in respect of the foster parent and child at the foster home at least once a week during the first month of fostering and thereafter at such regular intervals as the Director may consider necessary in the circumstances; and
(b)may, in addition after informing the foster parent, cause the foster child to be visited at any other place frequented by the child.
(2)The person carrying out a visit under subregulation (1) shall make out a report in respect of the visit and shall discuss the contents of the report with the foster parent.


Application for registration as foster parent (CH009.pdf): // of foster parent (CH010.pdf): //
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History of this document

24 July 1995