This supplementary guidance has been produced as an appendix 5 of the Leaders' Guide to help trainers to integrate the new approach to safer caring into their delivery of The Skills to Foster pre-approval training.
Any child who comes into foster care may have been sexually abused. This Signpost booklet alerts foster carers to some of the signs that may indicate sexual abuse, and help identify ways of helping the child come to terms with what has happened.
This complete set of the Pathways Through Fostering will give foster carers the practical advice and information they need on six key topics: Safer Caring: a new approach, Behaviour, Health, Education, Contact and Attachment
Face to face and online training is also available on each of these topics.
The Fostering Network's new book, Safer Caring: a new approach, is based on consultations with foster carers and fostering services. Grounded in theory and backed up by legislation and guidance, the book challenges foster carers and children's services to share responsibility for safer caring and, crucially, to move away from blanket bans and prohibitive policies towards a focus on the ever-changing needs and circumstances of children and young people.