'Comparing fostering in Scotland and Norway with an emphasis on the use of private actors': Child Care in Practice.

Author:Begg, Ingvild Sigstad
Position::Author abstract - Reprint - Report

Noting that lack of foster carers is a concern both in Scotland and Norway, this article discusses and compares the fostering service in the two countries, concentrating on the process of approving, supporting and appraising of foster carers. The article describes fostering and foster care standards and quality control in Norway and in Scotland, and discusses foster carers' assessment and the work of fostering panels in Scotland. It looks at supporting foster carers and review and termination of approval in both countries. It reports that there has recently been an increase in the number of independent fostering providers in Scotland, from six providers in 2003 to 29 in...

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