New skills guidance issued for Welsh Foster Carers
New guidance about the skills and competencies expected of foster carers and short break carers has been launched by the Care Council for Wales.
The Induction Framework for Foster Care and Short Break Care has been designed to provide a structured introduction to work as a foster carer or short break carer. It incorporates the principles and values essential to work with children and young people, as well as the seven core aims, which are a distillation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)1. These aims have been adopted by the Welsh Government as the basis for all work with children and young people in Wales.
The Induction Framework has been mapped against the National Minimum Standards for Fostering Services and Fostering Services Regulations 2002 and the UK National Standards for Foster Care 1999. It complements the Social Care Induction Framework for Wales.
The framework can be used as a tool for foster carers and short break carers in evidencing their knowledge and experience and describing the skills and competencies that they should be able to demonstrate.
Completing the framework will also help fostering service managers identify any additional development needs that foster carers may have, so that they are able to provide the best possible service to children.
For more on the Induction Framework for Foster Care and Short Break Care, visit: