This course sets family and friends foster care into it's broarder context and explores how to use the regulations appropriately to meet children’s needs.
Regulations, statutory guidance and national minimum standards require local authorities to ensure effective support for family and friends carers, including those who are foster carers, and to publicise a family and friends care policy. Supervising social workers and children’s social workers alike face many challenges in fulfilling these requirements.
Under regulation 24 of the care planning regulations a connected person can be granted temporary approval as a foster carer, which in practice can pose particular dilemmas for many social workers.
This course sets family and friends foster care into it's broader context and explores how to use the regulations appropriately to meet children’s needs.
This course is aimed at
- local authority fostering services, including social workers, managers, members of fostering panels and decision-makers
- children’s social workers who make placements with family and friends foster carers
- everyone concerned with the assessment and temporary approval of connected people as foster carers under regulation 24
- family and friends foster carers
- local authority managers responsible for their family and friends care policy.
This course can be customised to meet the needs of either specific or mixed groups and to take account of your local priorities. Inclusion of foster carers and children's social workers is particularly encouraged.
This course will enable participants to:
- consider the role of family and friends foster care as a placement option
- explore the particular challenges faced by family and friends foster carers, and consider their support needs
- review their own practice in the context of the legislative framework and national policy context
- understand how to use regulation 24 appropriately consider the components of good assessments
To book or for more information on our Moving forward with delegated authority training:
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- or call 020 7620 6445