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Assessment and Approval of Foster Carers


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Price
£24 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
Duration
1 hour
Qualification
No formal qualification
CPD
1 CPD hours / points

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Overview

The foster carer assessment process consists of two information gathering stages: Stage 1 of the process gathers basic information about the applicant(s), and more detailed information is collected in Stage 2.

CPD

1 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

Description

This course will help you understand the foster carer recruitment process from start to finish.

Upon successful completion of this course you will be automatically awarded a certificate containing the course name, completion date, CPD hours and learning objectives.

The course contains additional resource materials, useful links and a refresher guide.

Who is this course for?

This course is intended for anyone involved in the adoption assessment process. This includes:

  • Prospective foster carers and their families
  • Members of the workforce who have particular responsibilities in relation to undertaking fostering assessments
  • Agency decision makers
  • Foster panel members

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