Foster Carers Charter

The Charter sets out clear principles on how you should be treated and recognises your invaluable contribution to the lives of children and young people.

In particular, the Charter is designed to:

  • make it clear that a foster child should be treated as part of your family and their views should be listened to and taken on board
  • help tackle myths that you cannot let your foster children do everyday activities like sleepovers and holidays without facing restrictions and barriers
  • set out how you should be supported in your role, so you know what to expect from your fostering service and local authority – this includes being provided with full information about the child you are fostering

The Charter has been jointly produced by the Government, fostering organisations, charities and young children. It is part of the Government’s wider programme of reform to improve the  care system The overall aim is to make sure that all children in care have greater stability, less upheaval and a better chance at a stable family life.

Click here to view the Foster Carers Charter.