Social Work Form F Training
Become a Form F Foster Care Assessor
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CPD Accredited Form F one day online event
Assessing potential foster carers can be a very enjoyable and rewarding role. Our CPD Accredited 1 day online course equips delegates with the skills needed to undertake a Form F assessment. This 1 day workshop is for social workers who are new to fostering or experienced assessors wanting to develop their skills. It will provide assessors with the knowledge and skills to meet all statutory requirements when preparing and presenting reports to a fostering panel. The course follows CoramBAAF guidelines. The course is presented by one of our experienced Training Form F Assessors.
Overview of our training course
Our one-day online workshop is designed to equip social workers to produce high quality assessments. Social workers who are new to fostering assessments or those who are experienced will benefit from developing their analytical and reflective skills. Each participant will receive our developed foster assessors pack which includes, Undertaking a Fostering Assessment book, Section A, B and C Exemplars, Health and safety, Safer Caring, Fire Safety and Reference Interview Exemplars. Homework for applicants Exemplars, case studies and much more. After completing the course each delegate will receive a CPD accredited certificate.CPD number #777300 The CPD Group.
The course follows CoramBAAF guidelines and provides assessors with the knowledge and skills to meet all statutory requirements when preparing and presenting reports to a fostering panel. The course is presented by one of our experienced Training Form F Assessors.
To access the course all registered delegates will receive an email containing a link. All that is required is a computer and an internet connection. Delegates will also have the option dial into the session from a phone. This live online session gives delegates the opportunity to ask questions and interact throughout the session. Prior to the training session each delegate will receive an assessor pack.
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Aims of the course
To familiarise participants with the Form F Assessment process
Introduce the Secure Base Model of assessing foster carers
To prepare assessors for dealing with unexpected issues
Highlight key lessons from serious case reviews
Introduce participants to the panel process
By the end of the workshop participants will have had the opportunity to:
Explore ways of gathering relevant information
Enhance their analytical skills and utilise these in reports
Consider what a good Form F Assessment looks like
Explore ways to prepare applicants for the reality of fostering
Build confidence in their abilities to work with fostering applicants and fostering panels
Identify what support they will need to produce high quality assessments
All delegates will receive
Each participant will receive a copy of Undertaking a Fostering Assessment book. They will also receive our developed foster assessors toolkit which includes, Section A, B and C Exemplars, Health and safety, Safer Caring, Fire Safety and Reference Interview Exemplars. Homework for applicants Exemplars, case studies and much more. After completing the course each delegate with receive an electronic CPD accredited certificate.
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Excellent training - it was delivered exceptionally well. It exceeded all of my expectations as it was informative, allowed suitable reflection and partnership working with other trainees. We all pitched in at various points when looking at case studies or snippets from a well known Netflix series as well as reflecting on key lessons from serious case reviews.
I would recommend to every social worker as it not only provides the foundation for how to complete a form f assessment robustly but also allows for fine tuning of any current fostering assessors who already work within this remit..
The trainer was amazing, I did not feel like I was asking too many questions or that my questions/ answers were silly. I have recommended this training to many of my colleagues already and have emphasised that they complete it though Sirius! I left the training feeling refreshed and most importantly equipped and ready to begin completing form f assessments. I also want to add how it can feel daunting from the offset having to complete training on a Saturday morning but honestly, the time went so quick. The training was filled with so many different professionals with a range of experience from different teams and that alone was so refreshing and added to the overall knowledge acquired. If you are thinking of doing this training please do it, it’s 100% worth the money!!
Course achieved what i was expecting. I enjoyed very much listening to others perspectives and their knowledge. Very interesting working with different people from a range of backgrounds and roles.
I did,nt think it would work with so many people, but i was pleasantly surprised how well it did work.
I learnt alot and particularly how important it was to undertake a robust assessment covering all areas of family backgrounds even if you think it not important, also to research intersted parties and identify and look into issues that appear relavent so that Panels are able to see that all areas are well covered and assessed, for example, abuse in the family, ascertain whether this has been addressed and whether you feel there are any risks to their fostering role, being open and honest about whether you feel any applicants should not continue to be assessed. At the forefront of the assessment are the children they will be caring for in the future.
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