Revising the National Minimum Standards (NMS) for Adoption, Children’s Homes and Fostering

A summary of responses can be found in the attached report.  

Revised NMS for adoption, fostering and children's homes are due to come into force in April 2011 alongside revised Fostering Services and Children's Homes Regulations and Statutory Guidance.  A consultation on the revised Regulations and Guidance ends on 19 November 2010 and can be found on the consultation website. 

As the NMS are linked to both the regulations and guidance this version of the NMS may be subject to minor changes. We intend to publish a final version of the NMS taking into account any changes resulting from the consultation on the regulations and guidance in January 2011.

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