Code of Practice: On the recruitment, assessment, approval, training and support of foster carers in Scotland

    CODE OF PRACTICE: ON THE RECRUITMENT, ASSESSMENT,
    APPROVAL, TRAINING AND SUPPORT OF FOSTER CARERS IN
    SCOTLAND

    The Fostering Network

    ISBN 1897869479, free

    Star Rating: 4/5

    This is a timely publication following the introduction of UK
    national standards for fostering and the national care standards in
    Scotland, writes Fiona Power.

    Giving clear guidance on issues facing a modern fostering
    service the code provides a handy reference for carers and
    professionals.

    The information is divided into six easily referenced sections
    with particularly useful advice about supporting foster carers.

    The document is put together in a ring-plan folder which means
    information can be easily updated and amended. The code has been
    especially adapted for Scotland. It should help the drive to raise
    standards consistently across the country in a service which has in
    the past often lacked the recognition and high profile it
    deserves.

    Fiona Power is children’s services adviser with Fife
    Council.

     

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