Core Issues in Kinship Foster Care

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Core Issues in Kinship Foster Care
November 22, 2017 10:00 am
October 20, 2017


Date:       Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Time:      10am — 4pm
Venue:    Newry Teacher Centre

Facilitator:    Trust Staff/Kinship Foster Carer


Date:      Wednesday 21st March 2018
Time:     10am — 4pm
Venue:   Dungannon Teachers Centre

Facilitator: Trust Staff/Kinship Foster Carer

Legal issues in LAC Reviews

  • To assist with knowledge and understanding of the law in relation to Fostering
  • Have open discussions on legal issues in a controlled setting
  • Reinforce your valued contribution to reviews and increase awareness of the review process
  • To manage difficult situations through good preparation, thereby reducing anxieties in LAC review settings
  • To promote learning through discussion, experience and best practice.

Impact of Fostering on the Family and Contact Issues

  • To raise awareness of the potential impact fostering may have on the foster family
  • To encourage Foster Carers to carefully consider what children may best match their family
  • Encourage Foster Carers to prepare their family for the arrival of a foster child or young person
  • To consider the impact Fostering may be having on family members and to develop strategies to cope
  • Highlight the central role of contact in Foster Care.

Safer Caring, Health and Safety, Allegations and Recording

  • To assess the impact of safer care guidelines on Foster Carers and their families
  • To identify and help resolve dilemmas
  • Assist in developing or reviewing the Safer Care Family Plan and the Health and Safety Checklist
  • To prepare for the possibility of allegations and how to handle these if they arise
  • To increase confidence in, and understanding of, good recording
  • To promote the sharing of good quality recording between Foster Carers and Social Services.