Edwin Poots consults over fostering
Health Minister Edwin Poots has launched a 12-week consultation on fostering regulations.
The proposed regulations aim to strengthen fostering services by Health and Social Care Trusts, voluntary organisations and independent fostering agencies.
Mr Poots said there were 2,807 'looked after' children in Northern Ireland, and 75% of these were in foster care.
"The regulations are designed to support and strengthen the invaluable provision of fostering services," he said.