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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.

The Foster Carer's Handbook on Health

| Hannah Smith and Nikki Shepherd

This guide is a must for foster carers seeking to support the health of a child or young person in their care, and in turn help to improve their life chances. It is particularly suited to newly approved foster carers, but experienced carers will also find it useful to confirm or expand their knowledge.

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).

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

NEW EDITION. Parent and child arrangements with foster carers are a well-established phenomenon in England and Wales. In the majority of cases, this means adults with their children living with foster carers, usually in the context of care proceedings. This Good Practice Guide addresses the challenges faced by agencies and foster carers by this specialist area of work. 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.

Practice Note 71. Writing a Fostering Panel Annual Report

| Paul Adams

This Practice Note explores exactly what should be covered in a fostering panel Annual Report including panel membership, casework, recommendations and decisions, themes, issues from previous panel reports and user feedback.

The foster carer's handbook on education

| Sarah Alix with Eileen Fursland and Nicola Hill

This clear, straightforward handbook aims to support foster carers so that they can help the children in their care to have the best possible experience of education.