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Assessing Carers: guide for panel members

5170 - Assessing Carers: guide for panel members

This guide sets out what panels should look for when they are reviewing an assessment report form produced as part of The Skills to Foster assessment. The aim is to give an introduction to this assessment method and make full use of its benefits for applicants, assessing social workers and panels.

Assessing Carers: guide for panel members accompanies The Skills to Foster assessment forms and toolkit (for both mainstream, and family and friends carers) which are available on a licence basis from The Fostering Network (contact training@fostering.net)

Member £10.00 / Non-member £20.00

Assessing Carers: guide for panel members (pack of 10)

5171 - Assessing Carers: guide for panel members (pack of 10)

This guide sets out what panels should look for when they are reviewing an assessment report form produced as part of The Skills to Foster assessment. The aim is to give an introduction to this assessment method and make full use of its benefits for applicants, assessing social workers and panels.

Assessing Carers: guide for panel members accompanies The Skills to Foster assessment forms and toolkit (for both mainstream, and family and friends carers) which are available on a licence basis from The Fostering Network (contact training@fostering.net)

Member £85.00 / Non-member £170.00

The Skills to Foster - Complete Course pack (Third Edition 2014)

5250 - The Skills to Foster - Complete Course pack (Third Edition 2014)

The new edition of this definitive foster care training product has been completely rewritten to reflect the modern face of foster care.

The third edition is for foster carers across the UK and is mapped to The Training Support and Development Standards, which are a mandatory requirement for foster carers in England. It provides a more flexible resource that supports all foster carers taking on different types of placements, including family and friends foster carers.

This product is only suitable to be purchased by 'Organisational members' only. If you are an individual member, please call 0844 335 1892 to discuss your order further.

Complete Course Pack Contains:
2 x Leaders' Guide (includes CD-Rom containing course materials)
12 x Handbook 2017
1 x DVD
12 x My Family Fosters

Member £790.00 / Non-member £1580.00

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The Skills to Foster - Handbook (3rd edition, updated and reprinted 2017)

5351 - The Skills to Foster - Handbook (3rd edition, updated and reprinted 2017)

The Skills to Foster – Handbook (Third edition 2017).

Consolidates learning from the training and gives course participants the opportunity to explore topics further and think through real life challenges.

Member £20.00 / Non-member £40.00

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The Skills to Foster Handbook [Pack of 10] (3rd edition, updated and reprinted 2017)

5355 - The Skills to Foster Handbook [Pack of 10] (3rd edition, updated and reprinted 2017)

The Skills to Foster – Handbook (Third edition 2017).

Consolidates learning from the training and gives course participants the opportunity to explore topics further and think through real life challenges.

Member £180.00 / Non-member £360.00

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The Skills To Foster - Leaders' Guide including The Skills to Foster CD Rom. (Third edition 2014)

5252 - The Skills To Foster - Leaders' Guide including The Skills to Foster CD Rom. (Third edition 2014)

Step by step instructions on running each session, plus case studies, exercises and activities (includes CD-Rom containing course materials)

Includes a copy of the Skills to Foster CD-Rom

This product is only suitable to be purchased by 'Organisational members' only. If you are an individual member, please call 0844 335 1892 to discuss your order further.

Purchasing this publication will also give you access to a digital version of this product, upon completion of your order you will be sent printed copies of the books as well as having access to a digital version of the book.



To access the digital version, after you complete your order and you are signed in, please access the 'Your Account' area and click on the 'View your downloadable orders' link.
Here you will be able to download the publication in a digital format.



Please note downloads are restricted and expire after 7 days, so please access your download quickly.



Material is copyright protected and must not be shared, printed or distributed outside of your organisation.




ISBN 1 897867 72 X

Member £175.00 / Non-member £350.00

The Skills to Foster - DVD (Third edition 2014)

5259 - The Skills to Foster - DVD (Third edition 2014)

Accompanies each of the sessions and features foster carers, other professionals, sons and daughters and young people in foster care speaking openly about their experiences

Member £198.00 / Non-member £396.00

My Family Fosters: a handbook for sons and daughters of foster carers

1152 - My Family Fosters: a handbook for sons and daughters of foster carers

This handbook provides children whose family has chosen to foster with answers to the many questions they have. In straightforward language, it explains what fostering means, and why children and young people may be in foster care. It explores some of the concerns sons and daughters may have, and suggests practical ways they can deal with the difficulties they may face.

Topics include:

- What is fostering and what will it mean for me?
- Making changes at home
- Coping with difficult behaviour
- School and friends
- Safer caring
- Secrets and disclosure
- Sources of support

The handbook has been developed with input from sons and daughters of foster carers accross the UK

We recommend that children attending session 7 of 'The Skills to Foster' recieve a copy of My Family Fosters

Place your order here:
My Family Fosters

The Skills to Foster - CD-Rom (Third edition 2014)

5256 - The Skills to Foster - CD-Rom (Third edition 2014)

Contains all course handouts, PowerPoint presentations and other materials as well as a full transcript of the course films.

Purchasing this publication will also give you access to a digital version of this product, upon completion of your order you will be sent printed copies of the books as well as having access to a digital version of the book.



To access the digital version, after you complete your order and you are signed in, please access the 'Your Account' area and click on the 'View your downloadable orders' link.
Here you will be able to download the publication in a digital format.



Please note downloads are restricted and expire after 7 days, so please access your download quickly.



Material is copyright protected and must not be shared, printed or distributed outside of your organisation.


Member £90.00 / Non-member £180.00

Safer Caring: a new approach by Jacky Slade [2012]

7067 - Safer Caring: a new approach by Jacky Slade [2012]

The Fostering Network's new book, Safer Caring: a new approach, is based on consultations with foster carers and fostering services. Grounded in theory and backed up by legislation and guidance, the book challenges foster carers and children's services to share responsibility for safer caring and, crucially, to move away from blanket bans and prohibitive policies towards a focus on the ever-changing needs and circumstances of children and young people.

Safer Caring: a new approach will be of interest to a wide range of people who work with looked-after children and young people. It has been written with foster carers in their induction period very much in mind.

The book also includes a chapter on Safer Caring in a Digital World written by Sangeet Bhullar and Maria Boffey. It is therefore essential reading for more experienced foster carers too.

Safer Caring: a new approach has three significant and inter-related themes running through it:

1 The role and status of foster carers: the relevance for safer caring of the foster carer's position in the team around the child or young person.

2 Risk sensible, not risk averse: the need for a realistic and proportionate approach to risk so children and young people can grow and learn.

3 Delegated authority: whenever appropriate, foster carers with everyday responsibility for children and young people should be able to make day-to-day decisions for them.

By Jacky Slade
152 pages
ISBN 1 897869 01 0
£15 members/£30 non-members
Published October 2012

Member £15.00 / Non-member £30.00

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