Children's Act, 2005 (Act No. 38 of 2005)
General Regulations Regarding Children, 2010
Chapter 13 : Foster Care (Sections 180-190 of the Act)
Part I : Foster Care
66. Rights of foster parents
|A foster parent has the right to take all day to day decisions necessary for the care, upbringing and development of the foster child in his or her care.
|A foster parent has the right to reasonable privacy of home life, and not to be subjected to threats, harassment and undue intrusions upon the exercise of his or her foster care responsibilities by biological parents or family members of the foster child.
|A foster parent has the right to be informed by the designated social worker or the designated child protection organisation, as the case may be, of any fact or occurrence that may substantially affect the foster placement of the child in his or her care.
|A foster parent has the right to apply for the adoption of the child and has the right to be informed of any application to adopt the foster child in his or her care.
|A foster parent may give notice that he or she has been informed of a pending application for the adoption of a foster child in his or her care, and that he or she does not wish or is unable to adopt the child or to submit an application for the adoption of the foster child, in a form identical to Form 41.
|A foster parent has the right to ongoing training and support from a social worker in order to enable such foster parent to deal effectively with a foster child and the child's biological parents.
|A foster parent has the right to be informed about any investigation or assessment of his or her psycho-social background.
|A foster parent has the right to be informed about the foster child's educational history, assessments and achievements to ensure the foster child's optimal educational needs.
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