In the press: Social workers given updated guidance on e-cigarette use by foster carers or adopters

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Social workers have been given updated guidance on how they should consider the use of electronic-cigarettes by prospective foster carers and adoptive parents. The British Association of Adoption and Fostering (BAAF) has this week updated its guidance for social workers. It followed a story in the Mail On Sunday, which claimed prospective adopters had been rejected by Staffordshire council because the man used an electronic-cigarette. BAAF guidance had previously stated that e-cigarettes should be regarded in the same way as tobacco cigarettes, but the organisation has since reversed its position on the matter. Read full article

Luke Stevenson. (24 February 2015) Social workers given updated guidance on e-cigarette use by foster carers or adopters [online editorial]. Retrieved http://www.communitycare.co.uk/2015/02/24/social-workers-given-updated-guidance-e-cigarette-use-foster-carers-adopters/

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