Fostering care policy and purpose

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Policy statement

We commit to delivering services which ensure children and young people in Dorset will:

  • be happy and safe
  • have opportunities to reach their goals as responsible members of their community

We want to make Dorset a better place for all children and young people. We will ensure that children and young people are at the heart of all we do. See our policy statement on safeguarding children and young people.

Statement of purpose

Our Children's Services directorate and Foster Care Services aim to promote the wellbeing and development of each child throughout his or her childhood. See our fostering statement of purpose.