FtSE is undertaking a survey with the carers across all the agencies in FtSE concerning the implementation of "delegated authority" over the last year.
The survey will be asking:
What Is Delegated Authority?
Delegated authority is the term used when the responsibility for making day-to-day decisions about a child has been passed to the foster carer. This can include decisions around activities, hair cuts and overnight stays amongst other things. There is a general agreement that it is extremely important to improve practice around delegated authority in order to help young people to achieve and thrive in foster care.