Changes to minimum standards welcomed

Changes to the national minimum standards for people providing
adult placements have been welcomed.

The requirement that some placements must register with the
National Care Standards Commission will be removed for people
providing short breaks for 28 days or less and those who have
fostered a child for five years who then provide their adult

Sian Lockwood, chairperson of the National Association of Adult
Placement Schemes, said: “It is entirely appropriate that the
system should be made easier for ex-foster carers and people
providing short breaks.”

But Lockwood added that the association wanted further amendments
that would see adult placement schemes rather than individual adult
placement carers regulated. The government will address this in
further consultation documents.

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