Staying put: guidance for children and young people services, fostering services and leaving care services. What must be in place to ensure continuity of care for young people in England

Fostering Network
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This guide provides a framework of best practice to support the implementation of Staying Put, a duty on local authorities in England to support fostered young people to stay with their foster families when they reach 18, if both parties agree. The guide is based upon the legislation, statutory guidance and standards in England and is also informed by wider learning and from surveys conducted by The Fostering Network. The guide is in three sections. Part 1 - Implementation guidance, addressing key issues which fostering providers, foster carers and young people have experienced since the introduction of the new duty in 2014. Part 2 - Good practice guidance, includes advice and information for services, social workers, foster carers and young people hints and tips to consider when thinking about and implementing staying put. Part 3 - covers issues to consider when implementing Staying Put, including planning arrangements, agreements, supporting young people and carers, and finances. The guide also provides good practice case studies and includes flow charts which look at planning a staying put arrangement and the process for children and young people on Staying Put arrangements. (Edited publisher abstract)

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good practice, local authorities, young people, leaving care, foster care, young adults, foster carers, case studies, policy implementation, social workers, policy;
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practice guidance
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