Child Care Services for the Fostering sector – As part of the Government’s strategy for protecting and providing for children in care, an extensive programme of work has been carried out looking at how fostering services can be improved. As part of this, the Government has been speaking to sector organisations and around 300 individuals around the country, including foster carers, social workers, independent reviewing officers, health and education specialists and other front-line practitioners, managers at all levels and lead members, to find out what they think is going well and not so well.
This consultation is ongoing, but on the basis of what has been found out so far, the Government has made a number of proposals including:
Training and support for foster carers and social workers
Many foster carers have said that they want better opportunities to develop their skills. The Government will therefore be working with the sector to develop a national training and development framework for foster carers. The Government wants all social workers working with foster families to have training, including on the statutory framework; the key role of the foster carer within the child’s core team; and the importance of delegating to foster carers. The Government will therefore be working with the sector to develop training modules for social workers.
We welcome all enquiries for Child Care Services for the Fostering sector. We look forward to working with you. Together we can make a real difference to the outcomes of young people with the greatest needs in our community.
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