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Training, support and development standards for foster care : guidance for managers, supervising social workers

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Guidance for Supervising Social Workers, Managers and Training Officers 1 Training, Support and Development Standards for Foster Care Guidance for Managers, Supervising Social Workers Refreshed: November 2012 Guidance for Supervising Social Workers, Managers and Training Officers 2 Contents 03 The Guidance 03 The TSD Standards 04 Why complete the Standards? 04 The Training Framework for Foster Carers 04 Timescales for implementation 05 Which foster carers do the TSD Standards apply to? 05 The Workbook 06 Learning and Development Portfolio 06 Implementing the TSD Standards with your foster carers 07 What you can do to simplify the evidencing and assessment 07 What are you as a manager or supervising social worker required to do? 08 Acknowledging achievement 09 What happens if carers cannot complete within the timescales? 10 Useful links and resources 12 Training, Support and Development Standards for Foster Care: The Training Framework for Foster Care 13 Training, Support and Development Standards for Foster Care: Training pathway for a new foster carer Guidance for Supervising Social Workers, Managers and Training Officers 3 The Guidance This guidance has been developed in response to feedback from Fostering providers regarding the provision of further guidance and support for the TSD. It captures key learning from implementation experiences and incorporates specific feedback from supervising social workers, managers and training officers. The guidance has been produced with input from an advisory group, comprising the Fostering Network, supervising social workers and managers from fostering service providers, both independent and local authority. This document forms part of a new resource pack for fostering service providers to help them with implementation. The pack includes:  This guidance document

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