Decision details

Fostering Service Statement of Purpose 2019-2020 & Annual Report 2018-2019

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Children, Young People & Learning

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Statement of Purpose sets out the legislative and regulatory context under which Bracknell Forest Council carries out the functions of the fostering service.

The Annual Report provides details of activity over the financial year April 2018 to March 2019 and plans for the forthcoming year.


That the Statement of Purpose for the Fostering Service 2019 - 20 and the Fostering Service Annual Report 2018 - 19 are approved.

Reasons for the decision:

The Statement of Purpose is in essence an updating of regulation requirements for Bracknell Forest’s practice and procedures in relation to fostering services.

Alternative options considered:

None, the completion of the Statement of Purpose is a legal requirement under the Care Standards Act 2000, 23 [1], National Minimum Standards for Fostering Services Regulations, Standard 1. As this is a legal requirement no alternative options have been considered. 

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Financial Impact: None

Declarations: None

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No

Making Representations: In writing to the Executive Director, People

Other reasons / organisations consulted

In meetings


Fostering Service Team Meeting
Children's Social Care Management Team
People Departmental Management Team

Contact: Peter Hodges, Head of Looked After Children Email: Tel: 01344 351532.

Publication date: 12/08/2019

Date of decision: 12/08/2019

Effective from: 20/08/2019

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