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This consultation ended 24 August 2020.

Consultation period:
27 July 2020 to 24 August 2020
Last updated:

Reviewing responses

The responses to this consultation are currently being reviewed. Details of the outcome will be published here in due course.

Original consultation

We want your views on amendments to 3 adoption and fostering regulations.

Consultation documents

- The proposed Adoption and Fostering (Wales) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020: letter
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Additional information

The amendments will affect:

  1. Adoption Agencies (Wales) Amendment Regulations 2005
  2. The Fostering Panels (Establishment and Functions) (Wales) Regulations
  3. Care Planning, Placement and Case Review (Wales) Regulations 2015

During the COVID-19  pandemic, the proposed regulations will do the following:

  • easing of procedural requirements and timescales for stage 1 and stage 2 of the prospective adopter approval process
  • introduction of a self-declaration health assessment for prospective foster carers who cannot access a face to face consultation with a GP
  • extension of the period during which a person may receive temporary approval to act as a local authority foster parent

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