Colin Turner is the Director of The Fostering Network in Wales and himself a foster carer. He has written this blog for FCF20.
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The Fostering Network welcomes the development of a long-term workforce strategy for health and social care. We fully support the vision of the draft strategy and the belief set out in the foreword of the strategy that ‘we need to see what we spend on our workforce as an investment not a cost’.
Following the publication of the Care experienced children and young people report by the Public Accounts Committee of the National Assembly for Wales, Jackie Sanders, communications and public affairs director at The Fostering Network said: ‘We welcome the recommendations of this child-focused report and its concentration on ensuring that there is an emphasis on improving stability and outcomes for care expe
Year 1 (2016 - 2017) masterclasses focused on the theme of building resilience and understanding attachment.
Developed for foster carers, social workers, and designated teachers, the masterclasses delivered further learning on attachment theory, explaining how and why insecure attachments can impact learning, and how teachers and schools can support vulnerable learners and build resilience by being attachment aware.
The presentations delivered on the day can be found at the below links:
Advocacy - a national approach (information for fostering services in Wales)
The national approach to advocacy for children and young people in Wales, known to Children’s Services departments, was introduced as working practice as of July 2017. The national approach model places a duty on Children’s Services staff to ensure all children and young people who became looked after, post 1 July 2017, and become part of child protection procedures, are receiving a service via a care and support plan.
Fostering the Future is one of several innovative programmes The Fostering Network runs to improve foster care and outcomes for fostered young people and foster and kinship foster carers.
For more information about Fostering the Future phone The Fostering Network in Northern Ireland on 028 9070 5056, or contact Mikhaila Woods.
Confidence in Care is one of a number of innovative programmes that The Fostering Network runs to improve foster care and outcomes for fostered young people.
For more information about Confidence in Care email Elizabeth Bryan or ring 02920 440940.
For media enquiries email The Fostering Network’s media team or ring 020 7620 6441.