About Managing Allegations against Foster Carers
This course focuses on helping foster carers and any persons involved in that environment to understand complaints and allegations and minimise these allegations. Candidates that complete this course will know where to seek support and will be able to examine the implications of policy and procedures in place.
How long will this course take?
This course takes 4 hours to be completed, spread across 1 day.
Who needs this training?
This training is beneficial to fostering service managers, family placement workers, social workers and any other persons working in this environment.
What are the main points covered?
The course’s main points are: developing a well-rounded and realistic understanding of allegations, examining implications of policy and procedures concerning DFE guidance, and exploring the support available for carers and their families during a dispute.
How is it delivered?
Courses are delivered in-house or online via webinar/e-learning for up to 12 people. We also hold open courses across the UK.
How do you get Certified?
This course is available via an in-house group course for up to 12 delegates. Choose for the course to be delivered either face to face or by a blended learning option, at a time and place convenient to you. Alternatively, learn through one of our scheduled courses at centres located across the UK. Upon completion of this course, a certificate will be awarded.
Managing Allegations against Foster Carers Course Outline
- Introduction and explanation.
- Develop a well-rounded and realistic understanding of allegations and complaints.
- How different fostering roles can be used to minimise these allegations.
- Examine implications of policy and procedures concerning DFE guidance.
- Explore the support available for carers and their families during a dispute.
Managing Allegations against Foster Carers FAQs
What types of foster care is there?
There are several different types of foster care. These are: ‘long term’, ‘short term’, ‘family and friends’ or ‘kinship’, ’emergency’, ‘respite and short breaks’, ‘remand’, ‘fostering for adoption’, and ‘specialist therapeutic’. All of these services have different aspects that make them unique.
What are the allegations against foster carers?
Allegations against foster carers are any kind of complaint (either proved or suspected) against approved foster carers to have caused harm to a child. It could also be an allegation that questions the carer’s suitability as a carer.
I’m thinking of becoming a foster carer; should I wait until I become one to take this course?
It is recommended you take this course after becoming a foster carer. It can be difficult to become an approved foster carer, it is in the applicant’s decision to apply to this course at their time of choosing.
How will this course help me?
This course prepares you for any kind of allegations made against yourself. You will have a greater and more realistic understanding of allegations and complaints, as you will be more prepared to deal with them if needed.