Moving forward with delegated authority

You are here

The aim of this training course is to raise the profile of delegated authority and increase confidence in putting it into practice.

In-house or at a venue of your choice

This course gives participants a comprehensive overview of the legislative context of delegated authority and allows them to explore delegated authority from different perspectives.

The training also gives an overview of delegated authority practice issues and includes action planning workshop activities to facilitate the implementation of delegated authority locally.

This course gave me an opportunity to find out about placement plans and provided details of what decisions I am entitled to make as a foster carer. I realised how much children long to make their own decisions and was given information on how much help and advice I could obtain.

Previous participant

This course is aimed at

All staff involved in fostering, including; Access to Resources Teams; children’s social work teams including leaving care services; IROs; foster carers; participation workers and residential workers.

In our experience, services have found that delivering this training as a large event for up to 60 people is beneficial as it brings together a mixed group. We can also deliver the training in a workshop format (for about 15 people) which may be more appropriate if in-depth discussion is required within your service.

This course will enable participants to:

  • Increase their understanding of delegated authority and the legislative context
  • Consider the key messages from the Fostering Network Delegated Authority project
  • Consider the issues round the sharing and balance of responsibilities when delegating authority
  • Consider implications for local care planning and practice in their service when working in this way

Featured publication

Supporting placement planning: handbook on delegated authority​​

Booking information

To book or for more information on our Moving forward with delegated authority training: