FosterWiki toolkit for Fostering Teenagers

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Foster Carers Toolkit for Fostering Teenagers

Welcome to FosterWiki’s Foster Carers Toolkit a Step by Step guide to fostering teenagers, on this page, you will find clear and simple guides to all the basic information you will need to help support teenagers within your care. 

The content is designed to ensure you are prepared for the basics and can provide advice and guidance to the young adults in your care.

Each card below will open up a new window with a topic that we recommend you read and although you do not need to read each article in the order we list them,  it would be beneficial to ensure you read all of them. 

Just click on the cards below and enjoy.

Young People and Smartphones - Addiction and Harm

What to read first?


Safeguarding is one of the cornerstones of fostering and it covers a wide range of topics from online safety to abusive behavior. 

As a foster carer, you will be expected to do a basic course and repeat this every 3 years, however, these are just basic courses and can leave you and your family as well as the children and young people you care for at risk. 

At FosterWiki we recommend you continually study and learn so we have put a few links that you might find useful to enhance the basic safeguarding courses you will do.

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.