The postholder will need to undertake a variety of duties including the following:
- To offer formal supervision and support to foster parents through regular visits and completion of a supervision form detailing the content of the discussion. The form should also contain any actions to be completed including the date they are to be completed and by whom. Also, to include observational evidence of the care and interaction or behaviour and any advice given to the foster parents. In line with Regulation 17 and Standard 21
- Completion of all relevant forms appropriate to the child /young person including case recording, assessment reports and review reports, relaying information to the all the appropriate bodies in line with the National Minimum Standards, Fostering Regulations 2011 and Attachments Fostering policies and procedures.
- To phone foster parents on Monday each week (or Tuesday following a bank holiday) to get an up date on how the previous weekend has been and offer advice and support.
- To attend meetings relating to children, young people and foster parents inc. LAC reviews, safeguarding conferences, core group meetings, planning meetings, PLO meetings, team meetings and any other meeting requested by your line manager.
- To write reports for meetings; these must be in line with the Fostering Services Regulations, the National Minimum Standards 2011 and Attachments policies and procedures.
- To recruit, assess and prepare foster carers for children and young people generally between the ages of 0 and 18 years.