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The Foster Care Assessment - Becoming a Foster Carer

Becoming a foster carer requires undertaking an assessment under the UK Fostering Services Regulations 2002, which prescribes the statutory framework for the assessment of prospective foster carers in the UK.

Amongst the requirements of this regulation and the assessment of foster carers, are the needs to obtain the information as to the applicant and other members of their household and family, interview at least two personal referees nominated by the applicant and prepare written reports of the interviews.

Fostering agencies are required to prepare a written report which is an assessment of the applicant's suitability to act as a foster carer and the proposed terms and conditions of the fostering approval. On satisfactory completion of the assessment, the assessment report is shared with the applicant to make sure it is fair and accurate. The report will be presented to the Fostering Panel by the social worker who worked with the applicants.

The Panel is held at the Fostering Agenc…

When A Child Protective Worker Shows Up At Your Door - Your Child and the Foster Care System

Imagine being a small child, lying in your bed and suddenly strangers come and take you out of a sound sleep. The last thing you see as you exit the house is your hysterical mother who is being held back by the police, screaming at the top of her lungs, "Please don't take my baby away!" You are then put into the back of a car while kicking and screaming for your mother and taken to live with people who you have never met before.

Not all child removals initiated by Child Protective Services are that dramatic, especially if the child is taken from their school or daycare. But when a small child is removed from the home, often times it's done in the middle of the night. A social worker comes knocking on the door accompanied by the police. The parents are in a state of confusion and hysterics and the child is taken away and placed in the foster care system.

The process of being removed from the home by Child Protective Services can be a traumatic experience for any child. …