Managing allegations and concerns about standards of care is an important part of working with foster carers. We have worked over many years on the subject of allegations, looking at fostering services' policies, the effect that allegations have on foster carers and producing guidance for fostering services on how they should manage allegations.
The legal framework for managing allegations varies according to where you are in the UK and it is important that you are aware of the relevant legislation, guidance and standards for where you are.
We provide a range of resources and publications to help fostering services with the issues around allegations. Staff at organisations that are members of the Fostering Network should log in to access exclusive members-only resources.