This report explores ways for public agencies to ensure that children receive the care they need by enlisting more volunteers to step forward as foster parents and by encouraging the extraordinary individuals who have already answered the call to continue their commitment to care. The report identifies three major themes for engaging and empowering foster parents: ensuring quality caregiving for children; forging strong relationships; and, finding and keeping more amazing caregivers.
Carol Edwards, Edwina Brockelsby Family Rights Group UK1 Jan 2006
A template for assessing the suitability of kinship caregivers in the short term, and for planning the care of a child in kinship care. There are sections that can be given to potential caregivers to help them prepare for caring for a child.
This document contains a set of basic principles for foster care. It includes chapters on recruiting, selecting and training caregivers, placing children, evaluating placements, and the functions of social workers.