Medical Matters

As part of the Foundations to Fostering you must attend training on basic first aid, this must be then be reviewed every three years. Information can be found in the training catalogue. We recommend carers adopt a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet and regular exercise. Useful hints tips, recipes and more can be found at Healthier Families - Home - NHS (  

It is advisable that you are immunised against Hepatitis B, which is available to you through your GP. The County Council does have an infection control policy relating to blood borne diseases, you can access this policy and other related policies on the Foster Carers Forum website.

It is essential prior to fostering any child that you are fully informed about the child’s health, including allergies, and any medical problems. This should be detailed in the Placement Plan and updated in the review health assessments and at the Child’s Reviews.