Our fostering survey this week has revealed foster carers want more support from, and communication with, children's social workers, while social workers would like more time to build positive relationships with foster parents and young people in foster care. It highlighted the complexities of managing professional relationships when everyone is under pressure.
If you're a children's social worker, or a fostering social worker supervising foster carers, you might find the following tips and resources helpful.
Tips from foster carers: Five things social workers can do to help carers:
And here are some guides from our sister site Inform, on everything from legal changes to foster carers wishing to make the transition to adoption.
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