Divided into three sections, this Signpost booklet contains suggestions about promoting safer caring, advice about what a carer should do if an allegation is made against them or a member of their family and addresses what might happen after an allegation has been investigated.
Members of the Fostering Network can log in to download this publication.
During November and December 2010 the Fostering Network carried out a mapping exercise with fostering services in England to ascertain the current level of allegations against foster carers. This report brings together our findings and gives recommendations for future practice.
This is the report of a survey undertaken by the Fostering Network. It is a study of the number of foster carers who have been affected by allegations and how foster carers who had been subject to an allegation were treated.
A review of research into allegations of maltreatment in foster care, undertaken by the University of York Social Policy Research Unit and the Fostering Network, with funding from the Nuffield Foundation.
A summary of the research is also available to download at www.york.ac.uk.
The Fostering Network's protocol for consultation on the handling of allegations in Scotland. The Scottish Government document Getting it Right for Every Child in Kinship and Foster Care acknowledged a need for a national protocol to ensure that allegations against foster carers were handled sensitively and efficiently.The Fostering Network was commissioned to develop this.