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Undertaking a fostering assessment in England

| Roger Chapman

This guide is designed to help social workers to manage and complete a comprehensive and evidence-based assessment of prospective applicants who want to foster a child or children. It is to be used by assessing social workers to complete a Prospective Foster Carer’s Report using the CoramBAAF Form F (for England).

Undertaking an Adoption Assessment (Scotland)

| Elaine Dibben, Helen Runciman, Robin Duncan

The guide is primarily based on Part 1 of the PAR(S) 2020 for Scotland, which pulls together information about the applicant – individual profile; family and environmental factors; present circumstances and becoming adopters. It now includes the additional experience, skills and understanding needed by prospective adopters in their role as foster carers when being dual approved under both fostering and adoption regulations or when considering a concurrent placement, and ideas for evidencing the relevant skills and experience of foster carers wishing to adopt a child in their care.

Devising and updating risk assessment and management plans in fostering

| Paul Adams

Assessing and managing risk is an essential part of ensuring that children in foster care are kept as safe as possible, and is central to the statutory framework and to Ofsted inspection. This practical guide, in association with CoramBAAF’s Form R, is designed to help social workers and foster carers to complete and update individual safeguarding plans for fostered children in England.

Undertaking a fostering assessment in Wales

| Roger Chapman and Dawn Owen

NEW REVISED AND UPDATED 2020 EDITION. This guide is designed to help social workers to manage and complete a comprehensive and evidence-based assessment of prospective applicants who want to foster a child or children. It is to be used by assessing social workers to complete a Prospective Foster Carer’s Report using the CoramBAAF Form F (for Wales).

Undertaking an adoption assessment in England

| Elaine Dibben

2020 EDITION

This guide is designed to help social workers to manage and complete a comprehensive and evidence-based assessment of prospective applicants who want to adopt a child or children. It is to be used by assessing social workers to complete a Prospective Adopter’s Report using the CoramBAAF Form PAR (for England), revised in 2016, or the PAR (Reg 30F) 2019.

Making good assessments

| Pat Beesley

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Preparing and assessing potential adopters and permanent foster carers is key to a successful placement. This authoritative guide will enable family placement workers to approach their assessments with greater confidence. It will ensure that they address key areas, embrace a holistic approach, and attain high standards.