Children are provided with personalised care that meets their needs and promotes all aspects of their individual identity.
STANDARD 2 - Promoting a positive identity, potential and valuing diversity through individualised care
Children Act 1989:
- Section 22 - General duties of local authority in relation to children looked after by them
- Section 61 and Section 62 - duties of voluntary organisations and local authorities in relation to children accommodated by or on behalf of the voluntary organisation
- Children have a positive self view, emotional resilience and knowledge and understanding of their background.
Foster carers are supported to promote children’s social and emotional development, and to enable children to develop emotional resilience and positive self-esteem.
Foster carers meet children’s individual needs as set out in the child’s placement plan as part of the wider family context.
Children exercise choice in the food that they eat, and are able to prepare their own meals and snacks, within the context of the foster family’s decision making and the limits that a responsible parent would set.
Children exercise choice and independence in the clothes and personal requisites that they buy and have these needs met, within the context of the foster family’s decision making and the reasonable limits that a responsible parent would set. This sub-standard is not applicable to short break placements.
Children develop skills and emotional resilience that will prepare them for independent living.
Children receive a personal allowance appropriate to their age and understanding, that is consistent with their placement plan. This sub-standard is not applicable to short break placements.