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Safer Caring: a new approach by Jacky Slade [2012]

7067 - Safer Caring: a new approach by Jacky Slade [2012]

The Fostering Network's new book, Safer Caring: a new approach, is based on consultations with foster carers and fostering services. Grounded in theory and backed up by legislation and guidance, the book challenges foster carers and children's services to share responsibility for safer caring and, crucially, to move away from blanket bans and prohibitive policies towards a focus on the ever-changing needs and circumstances of children and young people.

Safer Caring: a new approach will be of interest to a wide range of people who work with looked-after children and young people. It has been written with foster carers in their induction period very much in mind.

The book also includes a chapter on Safer Caring in a Digital World written by Sangeet Bhullar and Maria Boffey. It is therefore essential reading for more experienced foster carers too.

Safer Caring: a new approach has three significant and inter-related themes running through it:

1 The role and status of foster carers: the relevance for safer caring of the foster carer's position in the team around the child or young person.

2 Risk sensible, not risk averse: the need for a realistic and proportionate approach to risk so children and young people can grow and learn.

3 Delegated authority: whenever appropriate, foster carers with everyday responsibility for children and young people should be able to make day-to-day decisions for them.

By Jacky Slade
152 pages
ISBN 1 897869 01 0
£15 members/£30 non-members
Published October 2012

Member £15.00 / Non-member £30.00

Pathways Through Fostering - Complete Set

7070 - Pathways Through Fostering - Complete Set

This complete set of the Pathways Through Fostering will give foster carers the practical advice and information they need on six key topics:
- Safer Caring
- Behaviour
- Health
- Education
- Contact
- Attachment

Face to face and online training is also available on each of these topics.

Pack contains 6 different publications.

Member £70.00 / Non-member £140.00

Pathways Through Fostering - Multipack 1

7071 - Pathways Through Fostering - Multipack 1

To enable fostering services to provide copies of Pathways through Fostering to all their foster carers we are offing this multi-buy option with a saving of almost £700.

The pack contains 25 copies each of:
- Safer Caring
- Behaviour
- Health
- Education
- Contact
- Attachment

Face to face and online training is also available on each of these topics.

Member £1500.00 / Non-member £3000.00

Pathways Through Fostering - Multipack 2

7072 - Pathways Through Fostering - Multipack 2

To enable fostering services to provide copies of Pathways through Fostering to all their foster carers we are offing this multi-buy option with a saving of almost £1600.

The pack contains 50 copies each of:
- Safer Caring
- Behaviour
- Health
- Education
- Contact
- Attachment

Face to face and online training is also available on each of these topics.

Member £2775.00 / Non-member £5550.00

Health by Sharon White

7065 - Health by Sharon White

This user-friendly guide explores how foster carers can help promote the physical, mental and emotional health of those they care for. It explores the issues surrounding medical responsibility and signposts organisations that can offer further support.

Activity sheets and Standards available to download.

A4 96 pages
ISBN 1 897869 54 1
Last published: 2009

Member £15.00 / Non-member £30.00

Contact by Jacky Slade

7062 - Contact by Jacky Slade

This book explores the issues and responsibilities involved in contact, and looks at how foster families can overcome the challenges it can pose.

Sample pages, Activity Sheets and Standards available to download.

A4 124 pages
ISBN 1 897869 51 7
Last published: 2008

Member £15.00 / Non-member £30.00

Behaviour by Jane Butler

7066 - Behaviour by Jane Butler

Encourages foster carers to explore the behaviours they find 'challenging' and looks at ways to address such behaviour productively. It also enables foster carers to understand the causes of challenging behaviour, and work towards positive outcomes for all.

Sample pages, Activity Sheets and Standards available to download.

A4 112 pages
ISBN 1 897869 55 X
Last published: 2009

Member £15.00 / Non-member £30.00

Education by Anne Collis

7064 - Education by Anne Collis

Offers an easy-to-understand overview of the education system, as well as practical advice on dealing with schools, helping with homework, and providing encouragement.

Sample pages, Activity Sheets and Standards available to download.

A4 116 pages
ISBN 1 897869 53 3
Last published: 2008

Member £15.00 / Non-member £30.00

Attachment by Anne Collis

7063 - Attachment by Anne Collis

This book de-mystifies the research surrounding attachment and offers practical advice on implementing its findings.

Sample pages, Activity Sheets and Standards available to download.

A4 104 pages
ISBN 1 897869 52 5
Last published: 2008

Member £15.00 / Non-member £30.00

Pathways Through Fostering: Training Guide

7061 - Pathways Through Fostering: Training Guide

A professional development curriculum for post-approval foster carers.

Programme of training courses to enable trainers to deliver the six Pathways Through Fostering courses:

- Attachment
- Behaviour
- Contact
- Education
- Health
- Safer Caring

A4, 80 pages - Spiral bound book
ISBN 1 897869 59 2

September 2010

Member £50.00 / Non-member £100.00

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