For many foster carers, medical matters can be an intimidating and confusing prospect, as they have to navigate not only the questions of responsibility, but also specific conditions they may not have encountered before, as well as the need to provide those in their care with an understanding of healthy eating and lifestyles. By enabling foster carers to develop an understanding of their role, we can help them to provide better support for children and young people in their care.
This user-friendly guide explores how foster carers can help promote the physical, mental and emotional health of those they care for. It explores the issues surrounding medical responsibility and signposts organisations that can offer further support.
Our unique, inter-linked Pathways series now incorporates training courses and online training, and is designed to help meet the needs of the foster care workforce. Closely linked to standards and qualifications across the UK, Health supports:
- Training, Support and Development Standards for Foster Care: 3