Foster Carer's Handbook

Welcome to the foster carer handbook

The vision of Staffordshire County Council Children in Care Service is to ensure that all children and young people in care are safe, secure and achieve their full potential. Within the Fostering Service we aim to do this by providing and supporting safe, stable and positive experiences of care. Our aim is to ensure that each child has a secure identity by making the most of educational opportunities, being healthy and emotionally well as well as by enjoying a network of social relationships within which they feel valued.

As foster carers you play a vital part in ensuring that children in care have a safe and positive experience whilst being cared for. For some children and young people the plan may be to return home or be placed with relatives whilst others may move on to adoption or remain in permanent foster care.

This handbook contains a range of information and guidance which will help and support you to achieve good outcomes for children and young people in your care. Where guidance is given this is based on the Fostering Service policies and procedures. 

You can access a list of the contents here which will help you navigate through the handbook.

If you are accessing the handbook using a mobile device please use the current menu drop down to navigate through the pages.

You can also access a copy of the current Training Catalogue here.