Getting Started:

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Welcome to the¬†Sandwell Children’s Trust Foster Carers Handbook.

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The handbook reflects policies, procedure and guidance for the fostering service which cover many common situations faced by foster carers on a day to day basis. It has been written in an accessible way to help you understand the sort of things that your fostering service requires of you. It has been designed for new and existing foster carers and deals with the day to day practicalities you may face.

The content is accessible via the subsection links on the right-hand side or to view the full contents list please click here.

Safeguarding guidance for Sandwell¬† can be found in the Regional Child Protection Procedures for West Midlands and also see the Sandwell Children’s Safeguarding Partnership website.

Sandwell Children’s Trust Fostering vision is for Sandwell’s children and young people to have the best start in life and for them to be nurtured and supported by those who care for them so that they will develop into healthy, socially responsible and achieving adults who, in turn, show the same level of care when raising their own families.

Sandwell Children’s Trust is the fostering service for Sandwell Council.