National Audit of Foster Care Services

April 2010

The purpose of this report is to benchmark HSE compliance with its statutory obligations in relation to foster care and relative care as prescribed in the Child Care (Placement of Children in Foster Care) Regulations, 1995, the Child Care (Placement of Children with Relatives) Regulations, 1995 and the National Standards for Foster Care (2003); to identify areas where services are working well; and to highlight areas
for service improvement where the audit reveals deficiencies in service delivery.

The report can be read or downloaded from the link on the right.