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1.1.P.70 Pattern of care (FTB)
For the purposes of FTB, a pattern of care exists when the care of an FTB child alternates between 2 or more adults. It is also referred to as 'level of care' or 'living arrangements' for a child.
Policy reference: FA Guide 18.104.22.168 Shared care of an FTB child, 22.214.171.124 Establishing a pattern of care