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The Code of Conduct: statement of purpose

The safety and welfare of children and young people in out-of-home care are best served by promoting strong and close relationships between the child or young person being cared for, their carer and the designated agency. The Code of Conduct aims to foster stable and positive relationships between the child or young person, their carer and the designated agency.

This Code of Conduct for Authorised Carers (the Code of Conduct) is a principle-based framework. It promotes the highest standards of conduct by authorised carers. It sets out the standards of behaviour that apply to carers. It also sets out the support and assistance that carers can expect to receive from the designated agency supervising the placement.

  • The Code of Conduct: What carers can expect from FACS

    Information support, training, respect and participation

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  • The Code of Conduct: What FACS expects of carers

    Safety and comfort, time with family and kin, social and emotional development, health and education

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  • The Code of Conduct: Compliance with the Code of Conduct

    Meeting obligations and upholding the rights of children and young people in care

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