Practice notes

PN 61. Home safety checks in fostering and adoption


Accidental injuries are one of the most common causes of death in children over one year of age, and every year they leave many thousands disabled or disfigured (RoSPA, 2016), but this is not inevitable. It is important for foster carers, adopters and social workers to understand that ‘accidents are predictable and frequently preventable’ (Hayes et al, 2014). This Practice Note provides information and guidance.

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