This is the written agreement that is made between you and the care service if you are approved. It is essential that local authorities and independent care providers establish common protocols regarding the stay on site. Protocols should be flexible to ensure they take into account individual circumstances and needs, including a clear indication of stay as an option for a young person after 18 as part of their agreed care plan/path plan. The policy should cover residence agreements, whether with local authorities or with independent care providers. There are other periods when your care agreement needs to be reviewed, including: a care contract is not developed for a family caregiver, as their support needs are specific to the child in their care and are recorded in the placement agreement. A care agreement is a written agreement between you, Child Safety and your family care and care service, that: Ordering residence agreements should be included in the contractual requirement for independent nurses. Where an independent care provider plays a continuous role in supporting carers who offer a residence scheme, it is appropriate to agree on a fee for that support. The role of Commissioners is essential to building healthy labour relations; Commissioners should be aware of the requirements of residence agreements and all market policies should not exclude independent care providers. Your care agreement will be reviewed when you renew your admission as a caregiver. We are encouraged to address any issues that concern you during the audit, including: you will receive a copy of the signed care agreement. In addition, it is necessary to establish a cooperation agreement that contains responsibility: protocols should be reasonable and fair and contain the expectations of the care service, what you can offer, the support and training you can expect. Training, Support and Development Standards for Host Families: This chapter is part of our Staying Put Guidance….