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STANDARD 27 - Fitness of premises for use as fostering service

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Underpinning Legislation




  • The premises and administrative systems are suitable to enable the service to meet the objectives of its Statement of Purpose.


There are efficient and robust administrative systems, including IT and communication systems. Premises have:

  1. Facilities for the secure retention of records;

  2. appropriate measures to safeguard IT systems; and

  3. an appropriate security system.


The premises and its contents are insured (or there are alternative prompt methods of replacing lost items).


The provider has a Business Continuity Plan, which staff understand and can access, which will include both provision of premises and safeguarding/back up of records.

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