Our fostering consultants develop a range of practice notesbriefings and other resources to support our members in practice. They also support the exchange of ideas and good practice at our regular practice forums.

Latest guidance

We've published a briefing note for members clarifying the use of National Minimum Standards (NMS) in England as a benchmark for deciding on the suitability of foster carers including kinship foster carers

Latest publications

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Risk assessment and safeguarding

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.

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Things foster carers need to know

This series of informative and accessible pamphlets will enable foster carers to deal with problematic situations and safeguard and support them through difficult issues including gangs, internet safety, self-harm, sexuality and radicalisation.

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Get involved

Our multidisciplinary groups and forums provide a platform to you, our members, so we can advocate on your behalf to Government, and ensure that your voices are heard in the development of legislation, policy and practice.

Practice Forums

Share professional practice, knowledge and expertise in fostering with colleagues in your local region.

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Fostering Special Interest Groups

Discuss developing areas of policy and share views in Private and Independent Fostering.

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