Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland (CELCIS)6 Mar 2013
This handbook, Moving Forward: Implementation of the ‘Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children,’ is aimed at legislators, policy-makers and decision-makers, as well as professionals and care providers, to support the implementation of the Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children, endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly in 2009. It explains the key thrusts of the Guidelines, outlines the kind of policy responses required, and describes ‘promising’ examples of efforts already made to apply them in diverse communities, countries, regions and cultures.
A brief overview of foster care practice in the UK, Australia, South Africa, Uganda, and Tanzania. It includes information and lessons learnt on how caregivers are recruited and trained in these countries, how a child is placed, and how family support services are offered.
Lisa Bostock, Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)1 Jan 2004
A guide to building a child-focused foster system that works with the strengths of children and young people to enhance their resilience and ability to cope with adversity. It outlines practical ways to support caring relationships and create positive educational experiences that bolster self-esteem and self-efficacy.
A set of standards for the delivery of a national fostering service. It includes standards for the management of the service, the delivery of care, reunification with birth families, and working with caregivers.
International Foster Care Organization (IFCO)1 Jan 1995
A training outline that conveys IFCO values and ethics of practice in foster care services. It provides 13 modules dealing with issues such as the rights of the child, child development, state care, foster care, transition from care, and legal and administrative management of child protection services.