The Foster Carer's Handbook: For Carers of Children 11 Years and Under (Paperback)

by Ann Wheal, Meral Mehmet

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A good carer is someone who sits down and listens to you and discusses things with you. +- A young person AZs view. Acclaimed across three previous editions, this handbook can help anyone looking after children aged approximately 11 years and under, including those with special needs, to provide care that equals or surpasses what is required. All practice should be based on ensuring (R)it is good enough for my child AZ. We hope this book will help. +- The authors. Primarily for foster carers, but also useful in residential care, it is packed with detailed guidance about looking after children, being looked after, being a foster carer and living in a fostering household. It explains the law, procedures and roles of everyone involved; and gives detailed advice on how to manage the numerous large and small things needing attention in any child AZs life - education, health, money, relationships and much more. It aims to: n Encourage carers to work in partnership with the children and their families. n Enable children to return to their families when appropriate. n Enable carers to meet the full range of a child AZs needs. n Explain the fostering roles and responsibilities. Although there are differences in detail, the governments of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland all make similar requirements of carers. This book aims to help all carers achieve the expectations placed on them and maintain standards. It underlines and encourages the use of relevant government standards, and gives examples of good practice. A comprehensive guide that can be called on when just about anything arises, it has been developed: n For carers to read themselves along with the children they are caring for as well as their own children. n To help carers make appropriate decisions, and answer the many questions children may ask about their time (R)being looked after AZ. n For use as a (R)talking tool AZ: it includes photocopiable supporting activities to help children understand the present, face the future with confidence and, in time, make their own decisions about their life. n For use in supervision and training. Anyone wishing to combine this book with their own material can obtain a loose-leaf version from the publisher. A source of guidance and practical information promotes open, honest communication, listening to and involving children. +- Rostrum. Easy to read and accessible this book ticks almost all the boxes thoroughly recommended. +- Community Care Provides clear explanations of legal terminology and jargon, which often (R)trip off the tongue of social services AZ staff with ease, but can leave a foster carer totally perplexed A practical and helpful book that should always be on hand. +- Children Now A veritable treasure trove of both practical information and tools for communicating with children will enable carers to enjoy helping children themselves to voice and share their hopes, fears, expectations and experiences. +- BAAF Simple and jargon-free. +- Adoption and Fostering Brilliant. I use it all the time. +- A carer Accessible and attractive. +- PSW An invaluable guide. +- Community Care A wealth of knowledge on fostering issues. +- TFN

Book details

Published
20/12/2011

Publisher
Russell House Publishing Ltd

ISBN
9781905541775


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