Telling it like it is: authentic foster carer assessments

10/13/2021 09:45 - 11:00

This session will drawn on practice experience and social anthropology to highlight limitations in our current foster carer assessments, and propose a new approach to be tried and tested. Attend to:

  • Consider how to create an assessment tool that is more focused on the present fostering role.
  • Consider how these assessments could give more room for the applicant’s development as a foster carer.
  • Understand how the relationship between assessor and applicant shapes the stories told, and how they are presented.

Dr Andrea Warman, social care research, policy & development consultant