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Fostering Panel Member in the South East

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Closing Date: 
15th November

We are looking for a new fostering panel member who has previously been in care to undertake this essential role in our South East region.

The majority of our Foster Panel meetings in this region are held in Maidstone, Kent, so you must be able to travel to this location and be available on weekends.

Key responsibilities:

  • Work at all times in accordance with the Fostering Regulations and National Minimum Standards 2011
  • Be aware of and embrace the ethos of Credo Care
  • Help ensure that consensus panel recommendations are reached fairly and transparently, keeping carers' and children's welfare of equal importance
  • Help ensure that the panel chairperson and panel members remain independent of the day-to-day business of Credo Care to ensure unbiased decisions are reached
  • Help provide a quality assurance role
  • Engage with senior Credo Care managers when matters are urgent and/or when an additional panel may need to be convened at short notice

Qualifications and experience:

  • You will have experience of living in care during your childhood (foster care, residential care, etc.)
  • You will be able to read lengthy assessments, assimilate the information and make clear concise recommendations
  • You must be dependable and able to organise/prioritise reading of assessments
  • You will be required to attend fostering panel meetings and relevant training
  • You will ideally have knowledge or experience of childcare
  • You display good communication skills

In addition, an ideal candidate will have experience/knowledge of the following:

  • Care planning for looked after children
  • Education of looked after children
  • Being a son or daughter of a foster carer
  • Health and wellbeing of looked after children
  • Having a child in foster care

 

Remuneration: payment for panel members is £175 per panel.

If you are interested in supporting and contributing to the work of Credo Care as a member of our Fostering Panel (South East), please contact the team at enquiries@credocare.co.uk.

 

 

 

 

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About Credo Care

Credo Care was established in 2000 as the UK's first independent fostering agency specialising in the care of children with disabilities, complex medical needs and learning difficulties.

Our goals are to raise the standards of disability care for children, reduce the financial burden of long-term residential and hospice care on local authorities and to ensure that becoming a foster parent is a positive and rewarding experience for all of our carers.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

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  • Head office: 12 High Street, Lydd, Romney Marsh, Kent TN29 9AJ
  • Phone: 0330 123 5530
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