This book is now out of print. A new edition may be available in mid/late 2012. Neatly bringing together the two sets of standards in foster care - the National Minimum Standards, and the UK National Standards - this is a comprehensive guide for foster carers, and makes the standards truly accessible. It looks beyond the words and considers the impact and spirit of the standards. Every foster carer should have this book. It is also relevant to anyone else working in the foster care field. Most chapters have a section 'What does this mean for you?' which explains the standards from a foster carer's perspective and gives examples of good practice. Each chapter is as self-contained as possible.