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Safer Caring: A New Approach– supplementary resources

The Fostering Network published Safer Caring: A New Approach to challenge the ‘risk averse’ culture that had developed within children’s social care across the UK. This groundbreaking book introduced a new way of thinking about principles for safeguarding children and young people in foster care at the same time as offering guidance to protect foster carers and their families from complaints and allegations. Safer Caring: A New Approach is a vital resource for everyone involved in the care of fostered children and young people.

Criminal record checks

About criminal record checks

UK governments have legislative and statutory guidance that informs the assessment and approval process of fostering applicants including undertaking routine checks. There are slightly different rules for criminal records checks across the UK:

Home insurance for foster carers

10 key questions to ask a potential insurer

  1. I am a foster carer, do you apply any additional restrictions, reductions or exclusions to my policy?
  2. Do you cover my foster children’s possessions as contents of my home? Are there any non-standard restrictions, reductions or exclusions to this?
  3. Would you provide cover for any accidental damage caused to my buildings and contents by a foster child in my care?

Supporting safer caring

UK governments are committed to making foster care a better experience for all children and young people. Their aim is to reduce bureaucracy and to normalise the experiences of fostered children and young people by enabling foster carers to make day-to-day decisions within a nurturing family environment.

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Safer caring

Foster carers constantly have to balance risks in the everyday decisions they take for themselves, their own children and fostered children. The difference with a fostered child is that foster carers are caring for them on behalf of the state, and so are accountable for the day-to-day decisions they take. They will be asked by their fostering service to do some things differently than they might with their own children, to keep everyone safe.

Safeguarding

This package of courses explores the crucial areas of child protection and risk management in the context of delegated authority. They will enable both foster carers and social workers to develop their understanding, review current practice and consider strategies to manage the risk inherent in foster care.

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In-house training

Click on the course title to see a sample of the aims and objectives. Courses can be bought individually, or as a package.

Safer Caring: A New Approach

Aim

To consider the key themes in Safer Caring; a new approach.

Objectives

  • To explore risk and harm in the context of this work
  • To review local safer caring practice in the light of this approach

 

Content category: 
Region: 
Wales

This package of courses explores the crucial areas of child protection and risk management in the context of delegated authority. They will enable both foster carers and social workers to develop their understanding, review current practice and consider strategies to manage the risk inherent in foster care.

:
:
Event type: 
In-house training

Click on the course title to see a sample of the aims and objectives. Courses can be bought individually, or as a package.

Safer Caring: A New Approach

Aim

To consider the key themes in Safer Caring; a new approach.

Objectives

  • To explore risk and harm in the context of this work
  • To review local safer caring practice in the light of this approach

 

Content category: 
Region: 
Wales
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