FosterWiki Top Ten Tips Toolkit

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Foster Carers Top Ten Tips Toolkit

Welcome to FosterWiki’s Foster Carers Top Ten Tips Toolkit a place where you can find useful tips on fostering. We have Top Ten Tips for new foster carers, Top Ten Tips to help you promote your professionalism and Tips for reporting and recording.

We also have dome great Top Ten Tips on how to protect your data, How to promote family/contact time, and how to prepare for your first placement as well as Top Ten Tips on Allegations.

On this page, you will find clear and simple tips that have been compiled by Foster Carers with decades of experience that all comply with the National Minimum Standards and Legislation. 

Just click on the cards below and enjoy.

Jargon Buster - A guide to acronyms and abbreviations in foster care

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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.