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Childhood First Independent Fostering Agency Procedures Manual


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This contents list is sub divided into the following sections, each Section contains relevant Chapters/Procedures: (Click on the title to jump to the Section you require):

  1. Policies, Values and Principles
  2. Foster Carers
    1. Foster Carers
    2. Safeguarding
  3. Caring for Children
    1. Planning for Care
    2. Safeguarding and Personal Care
    3. Promoting Positive Relationships and Behaviour
    4. Health and Well-Being
    5. Education
    6. Transition to Adulthood
    7. Promoting and Supporting Contact
    8. Records

1. Policies, Values and Principles

1.1 Policies, Values and Principles  
1.2 Statement of Purpose - local information  
1.3 Children's' Guide - local information  
1.4 Foster Carers Charter - local information  
1.5 Consultation and Participation  
1.6 Equality and Diversity  
1.7 Supervision, Support and Training of Staff and Foster Carers  

2. Foster Carers


Foster Carers

  See also: Foster Carers Handbook  
2.1.1 Fostering Panel  
2.1.2 Recruitment, Assessment and Approval of Foster Carers  
2.1.3 Placements with Foster Carers  
2.1.4 Parent and Child Arrangements  
2.1.5 Exemptions and Extensions  
2.1.6 Review and Termination of Approval of Foster Carers  
2.1.7 Assessment of Pets  
2.1.8 Foster Carers "On Hold" or "Suspended"  



2.2.1 Safeguarding Children and Young People  
2.2.2 Managing Allegations Against Staff and Foster Carers  
2.2.3 Notifications of Significant Events to Other Agencies Updated
2.2.4 Complaints  
2.2.5 Whistleblowing  
2.2.6 Persons Disqualified from Fostering  

3. Caring for Children


Planning for Care

3.1.1 Delegated Authority  
3.1.2 Reviews and Meetings  
3.1.3 Placement Disruption Meetings  


Safeguarding and Personal Care

3.2.1 Safer Care Practice, Personal Care and Relationships  
3.2.2 Internet, Photographs and Mobile Phones  
3.2.3 Countering Bullying  
3.2.4 Safeguarding Children and Young People from Sexual Exploitation  
3.2.5 Identifying and Supporting Children and Young People Vulnerable to Violent Extremism including Radicalisation  
3.2.6 Transporting Children  


Promoting Positive Relationships and Behaviour

3.3.1 Behaviour Management  
3.3.2 Missing Children  


Health and Well-Being

3.4.1 Alcohol, Drugs and Solvents  
3.4.2 Medication and First Aid  
3.4.3 Smoking  



3.5.1 Education  


Transition to Adulthood

3.6.1 Preparing Young People for Adulthood  
3.6.2 Staying Put  


Promoting and Supporting Contact

3.7.1 Contact with Parents, Siblings and Others  
3.7.2 Social Visits and Overnight Stays  



3.8.1 Recording Policy and Guidelines  
3.8.2 Confidentiality and Information Sharing  
3.8.3 Access to Records