This course will outline the multiple uses of the National Minimum Standards. They may be used by providers and staff in self-assessment of their services; they provide a basis for the induction and training of staff and carers; they can be used by parents, children and young people as a guide to what they should expect a fostering service to provide and to do as a minimum; and they can provide guidance on what is required when setting up a fostering service.
This course aims to provide foster carers with a greater understanding of the standards and regulations and the ways in which they guide and inform the care they provide to children and young people.
- The history of safeguarding legislation – where it all started
- What we need to know about safeguarding legislation and guidance Fostering Regulations, Guidance and National Minimum Standards Understanding court orders for Foster Carers
- Understanding Section 20
- DBS – Why?
- Delegated Authority, Accountability and Key Responsibilities Criminal Law Guidance/The Youth Justice System
- Children’s Rights Reminder and the Age of Consent
This course is for Foster Carers and Adopters as well as their Supervising Social Workers. It is also suitable for Residential Child Care Workers (RCCW) and residential team managers from mainstream, short-breaks and outreach services.