Foster Placement and Fostering Agencies Regulations consultation launched

4th November 2022

Robin Swann has launched two public consultations on policy proposals to inform the drafting of regulations which will provide much needed support to adoptive families and young people who have left care.

The regulations will be part of the phased implementation of the Adoption and Children Act, which became law on 27 April 2022. A key element of the Act is that it enables support to be provided to some of our most vulnerable children and their families.

Both consultations will end on 19 January 2023.

More information and consultation documents: Minister launches public consultations on support for adoptive families and young care leavers | Department of Health (