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Foster care


Family or institutional form of care, exercised in case when it is impossible for the parents to provide care and education for a child.

The forms of family foster care:

1) foster family: a) related, b) non-professional, c) professional, including the professional one that performs the function of a family emergency house and professional specialist one;

2) foster home.

The forms of institutional foster care:

1) care and education centre;

2) regional care and therapy centre;

3) pre-adoptive intervention centre.

  • Act of 9 June 2011 on Family Support and Foster Care System
    Place of publication: (Dz. U. z 2020 r. poz. 821, z późn. zm.)

Low-level terms:

Contact person on methodology:
Joanna Marzęcka