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DMRIndependent Fostering Agency Procedures Manual



April 2024

CAPTION: April 2024
Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details

Leadership and Management

Section 2, Fitness to Provide or Manage the Administration of a Fostering Service has been updated in line with updated Ofsted Guidance – Social Care Common Inspection Framework: Independent Fostering Agencies.

Internet, Photographs and Mobile Phones

This chapter has been refreshed and additional links added in Relevant Guidance.

Female Genital Mutilation

A new section has been added on Other Harmful Practices. The Health and Care Act 2022 has made it illegal to carry out, offer or aid and abet virginity testing or hymenoplasty in any part of the UK. It is also illegal for UK nationals and residents to do these things outside the UK. Information has also been added on Breast Flattening which is an offence as set out in CPS So-Called Honour-Based Abuse Legal Guidance.

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Next Update: October 2024


2023 Amendments