foster carers

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Website authored by local authorities in the North West to encourage more people living in the region to think about becoming foster carers and to provide them with information on the subject.

SCIE guide 7 : fostering

This guide aims to help foster care practitioners provide positive experiences through fostering for more children and young people by enabling people to think creatively about their work. The guide is designed for foster care practitioners, carers, teams and services and anyone with an interest in good practice in fostering, including foster carers and fostered children and young people.

Inspection of local authority fostering services and independent fostering agencies: consultation document

Consultation document on proposals for a revised framework for the inspection of local authority fostering services and independent fostering agencies.

Aspirations three years on: the views of young people who are fostered and their carers

Study that focused on young people’s experiences of being fostered and their foster carers’ assessment of factors that contribute to these experiences. It looked in detail at a range of specific areas covering their health and wellbeing; education and participation outcomes; their involvement in activities; their life skills; and their connections with past and present family and friends.

Maltreatment and allegations of maltreatment in foster care. A review of the evidence

Review conducted by the University of York, in partnership with The Fostering Network, and funded by The Nuffield Foundation. It draws together the research evidence that exists both on allegations of abuse and confirmed maltreatment and considers the implications of this rather limited body of evidence.

Forgotten voices: thoughts, ideas and feelings

A guidance leaflet on how to prepare for fostering. It is mainly composed of quotation from young people who have experienced fostering.

Independent Foster Care: Predators, pioneers or partners?

Foster care in the UK, especially in England is no longer an exclusively independent public sector activity. Around 20% of UK children are placed with foster carers attached to no-governmental foster agencies. Dr Clive Sellick, University of East Anglia. Glasgow School of Social Work Research Seminar Series.

Aberdeenshire Council - Fostering Service

Aberdeenshire Council operates its fostering service through the Family Placement Service which had three teams. Two Team Managers shared lead responsibility in Fostering and the third Team Manager led in Adoption.