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Foster Care

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 17 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will introduce a compulsory registration scheme for private fostering. (158256)

[holding answer 15 October 2007]: The Government have agreed that at a suitable point we will publish a report on the impact of the enhanced notification scheme introduced by the Children Act 2004, and it is on that basis that we will announce whether or not we are minded to move towards a registration scheme.