Assessment and Approval of Foster Carers

Assessment and Approval of Foster Carers

Me Learning
Updated Aug 21, 2019

Course Overview

This course – also available as part of our Children’s Workforce Induction bundle – will equip you with the skills you need to understand the two key information gathering stages of the foster care process.

In this child in need assessment course you’ll learn about the differences between Stage 1 and Stage 2 and gain a solid foundation of understanding around the process. You’ll learn how basic information is gathered at Stage 1 and then built upon with more detailed information at Stage 2.

You’ll also learn about the importance of the assessment process and fostering process to the welfare of a young person/young people.

On completion, you’ll get a course certificate, complete with your name, CPD hours, the date and learning objectives. This course also contains additional resource materials, useful links and a refresher guide.

If you’re looking for a course that covers the assessment process for foster carers, then it’s worth checking out our Assessment and Approval of Adopters course.

Target Audience

This course is ideal for you if you’re involved in any part of the fostering or adoption assessment process. It’s great for prospective foster carers and their families, members of the workforce who have particular responsibilities in undertaking fostering assessments, agency decision makers and foster panel members.

Learning Objectives

Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll have a comprehensive knowledge of:

  • The foster carer assessment process and timescales, from application to approval
  • Two-stage approval, including Stage 1 and Stage 2 plans
  • What information is gathered during the assessment
  • What happens if a person is assessed as being unsuitable to foster
  • The roles and functions of the fostering panel
  • Where to go for advice and guidance