Contact with their families while in foster care is often very important to fostered children and foster carers play a vital role in facilitating contact, whether it is accompanying a child to contact or using their own home as the place for contact. While contact is very important, it can bring other issues to fore such as the emotional impact on children of seeing family members who they cannot live with for reasons they may not understand.
In 2011, the Fostering Network received funding to undertake the Supporting Contact project to produce good practice guidance on contact. You can download the resource pack below.
Members of the Fostering Network log in here for more information and resources on contact, and access to peer to peer support in our online community.