By Lynn Davis
A pragmatic advisor to Fostering legislations is an obtainable, jargon-free advisor to the foremost parts of the legislation that problem foster carers and the pros who paintings with them. It goals to aid foster carers comprehend the place they healthy into the advanced net of rules surrounding childcare and to demystify the jargon and terminology that is frequently used yet infrequently defined. The ebook covers the legislation in England and Wales governing fostering corporations and foster carers themselves, together with foster carers' rights, and the formalities of placement strategies. It additionally offers causes of care complaints, the foster carer as a witness, what occurs if a tender fostered individual will get into difficulty, and relocating on from foster care. The final part presents a 'who's who' of the most pros concerned and a jargon-busting thesaurus of the foremost phrases frequently used. it is also illustrative case examples and every bankruptcy concludes with feedback for the place to discover additional info. This consultant might be a useful source for present and potential foster carers and the pros who paintings with them, resembling help employees, social employees and foster supplier employees.
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10 If it is decided that Eddie should not stay with Callum, plans must be made for a move to another placement. If, however, the plan is for Eddie to stay, the objective is to achieve a smooth transition from one fostering agency to another. Considerable co-ordination is required. A timetable should be agreed (normally within three to six months) for Callum to cease fostering for Valuecare and become approved by Supercarers. Under the Protocol, Supercarers should agree to honour the placement charge paid by Camfordshire to Valuecare (even if this is lower than its normal charge) and the fees paid to Callum.
Norminster discusses the progress of the search for carers with Tessa, although at this stage they do not reveal identifying details. Assuming all looks promising, there are a lot of formalities to be undertaken. Consents and notifications The matter does not just concern Norminster, Supercarers and the couple. Tessa must consent to the placement, or it cannot go ahead (if Charlie were subject to a care order like Leo, the local authority could proceed with a placement in the child’s best interests, even against the parents’ wishes).
Agencies involved include: • the placing authority, responsible for the welfare of the child concerned • the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) who must be informed of any allegation that any adult working with children has or may have harmed a child, committed a criminal offence against a child or behaved in a way indicating unsuitability to work with children Carers’ Rights • the area children’s services authority, responsible for any necessary child protection enquiries, which may involve the carer’s own children as well as fostered children • the police, if a criminal offence (such as assault or a sexual offence) is alleged • the fostering agency, which must follow its written procedures and consider the implications for the foster carer’s approval • the ISA, if a carer may be unsuitable to work with children • Ofsted in England or CSSIW in Wales, which must be informed of any serious complaint against a foster carer, the investigation and outcome of any child protection enquiry involving a fostered child.