New scheme for the implementation of the foster care measure has been approved
The Government approved, in the Council of Ministers, a diploma that establishes the foster care implementation scheme.
Families are now entitled to a minimum of 522€ in social support, which can be increased according to the children’s age and other situations, such as disability, up to a maximum of 690€.
Among the new features introduced by this law, the following stand out:
- extension of parental rights to foster families within the scope of the Labour Code
- a standardized application, selection, and training process
- possibility for foster families to claim social benefits to which children and young people are entitled (e.g. family allowance)
- foster family becomes a beneficiary of nonplayable cash support.
This diploma is intended to give a new impetus to foster care, positioning it as the best way to promote the provisional replacement of the family of origin when it is not in a position to perform its function perfectly.
Source: Government Portal