Safer Caring -minimising the risk of allegations (foster carers) - Virtual

Date & Time:

Wednesday 4 November 2020 (09:30 - 12:30)

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Target Group / Level

All foster carers

Learning Overview 

This course focuses on helping foster carers develop ways to ensure positive and safe caring of children to minimise the risk of allegations against the carer. It covers a range of scenarios to develop awareness about areas that may result in allegations. It provides practical examples of what to avoid and how to respond to situations where the foster carer may be compromised.    

The training is delivered through a mix of knowledge based content and practical exercises.             

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course participants should have an:

• Improved understanding about the reasons why a child or young person may make a false allegation against them or someone in their family.

• Improved knowledge and understanding about the legal framework and local protocols in regards to reporting allegations.

• Improved understanding about how to access support, information and advice following an allegation.

• Improved knowledge and understanding about the fostering services National Minimum Standards (NMS) in relation to the management of allegation.

• Improved knowledge and understanding about the strategies that can be used in order to minimise the risk of an allegation being made against them or those in the family or extended network, including what needs to be included in their safer caring household rules.

• Improved knowledge and understanding about risk assessment principles in the context of managing allegations, and be able to complete a ‘risk assessment plan’ with their supervising social worker that applies to the individual child.


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Daisy Bogg

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