Knowledge and Practice Hubs

Fostering knowledge and practice hub

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Learning points

  • The roles and responsibilities of foster carers and social workers – and how lack of clarity about who is doing what, and why, can cause problems in placements.
  • The different types of foster care placements – from emergency to remand.
  • Why thorough planning and preparation is so crucial to the success of a placement.
  • Test your knowledge of fostering legislation (only available to organisations with a workforce licence).

The resources in this hub can help you meet point 10 of the Knowledge and skills statement for child and family practitioners: Child and family assessment.


Alan Fisher

Alan Fisher, freelance practitioner and consultant, has led the review of Inform’s fostering content.

The aim of these guides is to address the issues that arise in everyday fostering practice and to empower busy practitioners and carers to find child-centred solutions through relationship-based social work.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, do let us know.