Guidance

Placement of looked-after children in EU member states

Guidance for local authorities asked to place a child from EU member states into a children's home or with a foster carer.

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Placement of looked-after children in EU Member States

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This is for:

  • independent reviewing officers
  • local authorities with children’s services responsibilities

Local authorities should follow this process when dealing with requests from authorities in other EU member states to place a child into a children’s home or with a foster carer within their area.

Independent reviewing officers chair reviews of care plans for children living in children’s homes or foster care.