FosterWiki Allegations Toolkit

One place to find everything on allegations 

FosterWiki Toolkits - A Comprehensive Guide to Allegations

Welcome to FosterWiki’s Allegations Tool Kit, a step-by-step guide to:

Each card will open up a new topic, you can read them in any order you like, however, we recommend reading them all to equip yourself with all the knowledge you need.

What to read first?


So many allegations could be avoided by foster carers being more informed and knowledgeable, including an extensive comprehension of their role, how to work with children in a trauma-informed way and an in-depth knowledge of the relevant standards and statutory regulations that underpin foster care, these are not something they are not always made aware of.

Consequently one of our biggest recommendations in protecting your fostering role, including the incidence of disciplinary procedures such as allegations and standards of care investigations, is the National Foster Carers Qualifications(NFCQ).

The NFCQs are now accredited by ITOL, the Institute of Training and Occupational Learning, an elite professional body providing globally recognised accreditation.

Ask your fostering service to sponsor you on the NFCQ pathway and become an Accredited Foster Carer. The courses are also available to individuals.

ITOL accreditation aligns closely with the foster carer sector, a practical, 24/7 front-line role in children’s services, not just an academic accreditation but one that reflects the foster carer’s role and specialisms within an industry context. 

Taking the NFCQs means you become an Accredited Foster Carer.

Mental Health

The Mental Health of Foster Carers is as important as any other member of the team around the child/young person and therefore we recommend you watch our 5 Top Tips for self-care and mental Health.

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National Union of Professional Foster Carers (NUPFC)

Providing Valuable Support for Foster Carers

The NUPFC is the first government-approved and certified trade union supporting and protecting foster carers.

Whilst the fostering of a child or children is certainly one of the most rewarding things you can do, it is no doubt without its challenges.

If you are an experienced fosterer, you will know that sometimes things happen that may place you in a situation where you really don’t know where to turn for independent and trustworthy advice.

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This week I am still a foster carer because of Robin and the NUPFC, and my young people still have their home, we are all so relieved, thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Membership Benefits

  • Protection and security.
    Representation during the allegations process.
  • Representation during standard of care proceedings.
  • Solutions to everyday problems between you and your agency or local authority.
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