SCIE Position paper 1: Effectiveness of childminding registration and its implications for private fostering

By Lisa Bostock.

Published: January 2003

Introduction

The following recommendations are based on the knowledge review conducted by SCIE on the effectiveness of childminding registration and its implications for private fostering. The review is part of a wider SCIE work programme that has been commissioned by the Department of Health (DH), England and National Assembly for Wales (NAW) to examine effective services for children and families. The knowledge review includes:

Recommendations

Registration as baseline safeguard

Registration, professionalisation and support

Assessments and standards

Legal definition and caveats for registration