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Foster and kinship carers important documents

Children's guides to being in foster care

These guides provide information for children and young people about being in foster care. They also provide contact details for other people who can help.

Download: Children's guide to being in foster care

Download: Children and young people's guide to being in foster care

Statement of purpose

The Statement of purpose outlines our aims and objectives; the way we recruit, approve, train and support foster carers; the diversity of our fostering service; staffing and management structure of the fostering service.

Download: View our statement of purpose

Download: Covid 19 addendum Statement of Purpose

Foster Carer Handbook

The Foster carer handbook provides information and guidance on every element of being a foster carer.

The foster carer handbook is made up of the fostering and kinship policies, procedures and guidance.

Policies related to Fostering and Kinship Carers

Download: Assessment and approval of kinship carers

Download: Financial support to foster carers

Download: Fostering recruitment and assessment

Download: Guidance for foster carers on recording

Download: Health and safety for foster carers

Download: Learning and development for foster carers

Download: Payment for skills

Download: Post approval - Annual reviews and resignations

Download: Post approval - Supervision and support of foster carers

Download: Smoking and vaping

Download: Training

Download: Unannounced visits 

Download: Whistle blowing policy

Policies related to children

Download: Bedroom sharing

Download: Bullying

Download: Children missing from foster care

Download: Making placements

Download: Promoting educational achievement for looked after children

Download: Promoting positive behaviour

Download: Promoting the health of looked after children

Download: Safer care for social media

Download: Safer caring

Download: Why children become looked after and the roles and responsibilities of the professionals involved

Policies relating to Worcestershire Children First Fostering

Download: Compliments and complaints

Download: Equality and diversity

Download: Fostering panel

Download: Safeguarding policy 

Download: Records and recording policy