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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).

Effective fostering panels 2019 edition

| Sarah Borthwick and Jenifer Lord

What are the roles and responsibilities of fostering panel members? What regulations and standards determine the functioning of a fostering panel? How can panels implement best practice to improve their work and make better placements? Effective fostering panels answers these and many other questions.

Parenting Matters: Parenting a child with toileting issues

| Kathryn Fenton with Ellie Johnson

This book is part of CoramBAAF’s Parenting Matters series which explores many of the health conditions commonly diagnosed in looked after children. This title provides authoritative, clinical guidance for carers and adopters on why toileting issues can occur and what can be done about it.

Matching a child in an early permanence placement: the importance of identity

| John Simmonds

The matching of a child’s ethnicity, culture, religion and language with those of their prospective adopters has been a longstanding and challenging set of policy and practice questions. This discussion paper addresses this challenge by focusing on 16 key messages, inviting the reader to reflect on the importance of the development of a child’s identity over time and then into adulthood. 

Complying with the GDPR and DPA 2018 - Appendices

| Paul Adams and Leonie Jordan

The Good Practice Guide Complying with the GDPR and DPA 2018 contains appendices including a range of privacy notices, information for children and a job description for a Data Protection Officer. These can be purchased as electronic Word documents for unlimited future use. Please note that you only need to buy ONE set for use across the agency.

Complying with the GDPR and DPA 2018

| Paul Adams and Leonie Jordan

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 require services, including fostering services, to ensure that they hold and process personal information safely and securely. This Good Practice Guide will give local authorities and independent fostering services in England confidence about how best to comply with the requirements around data protection.

Carer held health record

| Elaine Greaves, Gill Appolinari and Carol Watson

The Carer held health record is designed to be kept confidentially by the adults caring for a looked after child and, most importantly, to accompany a child when he or she moves on to another placement or returns home.