foster carers

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Website of the Scottish Adoption Association, a charity which provides information, counselling and support for anybody who has adopted, been adopted or is interested in adoption.

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.