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Fostering for Adoption

Under the Children and Families Act 2014, where the local authority are considering adoption for a child or are satisfied that the child ought to be placed for adoption but is not yet authorised (either by consent or by Placement Order) to place the child for adoption, the authority must consider placing the child with a relative ,friend or other Connected Person who is also a local authority foster carer or, where they decide that such a placement is not the most appropriate placement, then they must consider placing the child with a local authority foster carer who has been approved as a propsective adopter.


 

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