Domestic Arrangements

Domestic Arrangements

Foster homes must be warm, adequately furnished and maintained to a good standard of cleanliness and hygiene. The accommodation must be big enough to comfortably accommodate everyone who is living there.

The foster home and its immediate environment must be kept free of avoidable hazards and contain safety barriers and other safety equipment appropriate to foster children’s age and level of ability.

These things will be checked annually by your SSW during the unannounced Health and Safety visit.

Foster carers must tell their supervising social worker about any changes to the physical arrangements of the house and the people who are staying (temporarily) or living in the household.

Foster children must have their own bedroom unless other arrangements have been agreed by the child’s social worker or in the case of a new placement by the local authority placements officer on their behalf.

Foster children’s sleeping arrangements should not be changed without the prior agreement of the child’s social worker and the family’s supervising social worker.


Last Update: January 5, 2019  

January 5, 2019   rich    Foster Care Handbook