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).This guide will assist workers in writing their assessments using Form F. It is primarily based on Section B of Form F, which brings together information about the applicant’s history, family and lifestyle; an assessment of their fostering capacity; and the applicant’s preparation for the fostering task. Each section of the guide presents a list of trigger questions that can facilitate further discussion and encourage exploration of different areas and suggestions as to how this can be analysed to assess an applicant's suitability, or not, to foster.
Making good fostering assessments - two day workshop
This two-day workshop will provide practitioners and particularly those who may be new to undertaking, quality assuring or considering fostering assessments with an opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and practice in completing fostering assessments. This workshop may also provide a refresher for those wanting to reflect and build on knowledge skills and best practice in the completion of fostering assessments.
Book a place on this course and our popular complimentary publication Undertaking a fostering assessment in England by Roger Chapman is available to take home from the workshop.
The assessment of prospective foster carers and adopters is amongst the most important aspects of family placement work. Undertaking checks and references is a key part of these assessments, and a core task for social workers. But which checks are mandatory, and which are advisable? Which checks are needed in each UK country? Which are likely to yield the most useful information?
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Fostering social workers (particularly those new to fostering assessments), fostering team/registered managers and fostering panel members who may wish to understand the assessment process in more detail.
20 places available.
- To explore best practice in the completion of the Prospective Foster Carer(s) Report (Form F)
- To develop critical thinking and reflective practice in the completion of fostering assessments
- To practice and develop an integration of critical assessment tools and techniques within fostering assessments and current best practice
Roana Roach, Chris Atkins & Jacqui Lawrence - CoramBAAF Trainer Consultants
* Facilitators subject to change
Registration 9.30 am – 9.55 am Start 10.00 am Close 4.00 pm
Full or associate CoramBAAF member £215.00 + £43.00 VAT - Total £258.00
Individual CoramBAAF member £175.00 + £35.00 VAT - Total £210.00
Non-member £270.00 + £54.00 VAT - Total £324.00
Adopters/Fosters carers £175.00 + £35.00 VAT - Total £210.00
Student discount for all fees 20%
Telephone 020 7520 2041/43
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