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Parent and Child fostering - APPENDICES

| Multiple

The appendices to the Good Practice Guide Parent and Child Fostering include a set of forms that are specially designed to be used in this area of practice. The forms can be used by social workers, foster carers and other professionals to help collate observations from key sources and aid assessments.

Parent and child fostering

| Paul Adams and Elaine Dibben

Parent and child arrangements with foster carers are a well-established phenomenon in England and Wales; less so in Scotland and Northern Ireland. In the majority of cases, this means adults with their children living with foster carers, usually in the context of care proceedings. This is a specialist area of work characterised by the uniqueness of having adult parents in the foster home. This Good Practice Guide addresses the challenges faced by agencies and foster carers. It offers valuable advice, information and a host of practical suggestions on how to deliver a high quality service.

Practice Note 73. Disabled Foster Carers

| Dr Peter Unwin / Becki Meakin / Alexandra Jones

This Practice Note considers the recruitment, assessment and support of disabled foster carers, with exploration of why such carers may be less likely than others to be taken on by agencies, and the benefits they can bring for children.