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Record and Report Writing in Foster Care

A three hour training course designed to support foster carers in writing appropriate and accurate records within the child fostering and social care system.
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About this course

Those working with looked after children and their families are involved in recording in different ways. Record keeping is not always an activity that is approached with enthusiasm, however it is hugely important for a number of reasons. It provides continuity for a child when social workers are unavailable or change, and protects a foster carer from allegations. It also creates the opportunity to reflect on the placement and learn from mistakes and good ideas. It can be beneficial in helping to identify a carer’s training and development needs, and can help identify issues with a looked-after child, saving time and effort by providing a future reference for carers and staff. Good recording supports positive care of children, provides evidence of good practice and helps to create a written narrative of a young person’s journey through care.

This three hour course is designed to support foster carers to write appropriate and accurate records within the child fostering and social care system.

What does Record and Report Writing in Foster Care cover?

Attending delegates will gain a deeper understanding of their legal & professional obligations as carers in creating and maintaining accurate records, and be able to demonstrate an understanding of the role record keeping plays.  They will be instructed on how to create manageable, non-judgemental records that make sense to others, and understand the importance and limits of confidentiality.

Who is our Record and Report Writing in Foster Care for?

This course is beneficial training for foster carers who are required or expected to keep, compile and maintain accurate records and reports within their role.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

  • Understand your legal & professional obligations in creating and maintaining accurate records
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role record keeping plays
  • Appreciate the value of being non-judgemental
  • Understand why we should avoid clichés
  • Create manageable records that make sense to others
  • Write goals in SMART language
  • Understand the importance and limits of confidentiality

Frequently asked questions

Our prices are personalised to the company, including how many delegates, and location. Please make an enquiry to get a personalised quote with no hidden costs.
We cover the whole of the UK.
Many of our courses can be adapted for both classroom settings or virtual platforms like zoom. Some courses that include a practical aspect can only be delivered in a classroom setting.
All learners will receive a certificate for any course they complete. Some of our courses are in-house certified, some of our courses are regulated by Ofqual and others are accredited by other awarding bodies.

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I can say with all truth that this service is class A1. We have used there Breakaway Restraint/conflict management & also E-learning courses services for many years now & everything has been delivered professionally and extremely clearly with no problems.
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I have been on several training courses run by this company over the last. Each time the trainer have been really good at making the course contact interesting and interactive. This certainly helps me to remember everything. Would recommend them.
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I absolutely love attending training with Able Training. The courses are professionally prepared and delivered and the trainers are of a very high standard and are very engaging and knowledgeable. Awesome!
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Fantastic training , I have participated in a number of courses over the last 12 months , each course has been very interesting and helpful to my role as a foster Carer , the information is presented in a interesting way and gets each point across effectively, I would highly recommend them ! I am looking forward to more in the near future .
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Training can be delivered at a venue of your choice or at one of our training locations across the UK.

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Whether you’re an established enterprise or a growing startup, we’ve got your training needs covered. Trusted by companies of all sizes including:
Alzheimer’s Society, Mind, Foster Care Associates, Nursing Midwifery Council and the Scouts.

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