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Allegations Made Against Foster Carers and How to Safeguard Against These

Audience: Foster Care
Single session

Brief Overview

This course aims to provide foster carers with an understanding of what to expect should they be subject of an allegation by a placement and how to safeguard against such allegations.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the history of joint working.
  • Know who will investigate for different types of allegation (Complaints procedure/Sec 47 investigation).
  • State what to do should an allegation be made against them.
  • Understand how/why investigation is conducted & under what power.
  • Appreciate the possible reality should an allegation be made.
  • Understand the reality for placements should an allegation be made.
  • Explain how to safeguard yourself from false allegations.
  • Recognise the availability of other agencies to compliment the support network.

Types of material used: Handouts, didactic input, PowerPoint, group discussions, Q& A sessions, scenarios



  • Session - 19/09/2024 10:00  -  14:30

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Delivered by

  • Jo Lawry

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