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The Agency Decision Maker is the person within a fostering service who makes decisions on the basis of recommendations made by the Fostering Panel. The Agency Decision Maker will take account of the Panel's recommendation before proceeding to make a decision. The Agency Decision Maker can choose to make a different decision.

The National Minimum Standards for Fostering 2011 provide that the Agency Decision Maker for a fostering service should be a senior person within the fostering service, who is a social worker with at least 3 years post-qualifying experience in childcare social work and has knowledge of childcare law and practice.


Our independent inspections have consistently identified that one of the strengths of Acorn House is the comprehensive and excellent support to our foster carers ... read more

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