We’re nationwide! FosterTalk offers member support services throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Foster Carers Independent Support Service (FISS) offers locally based, independent Advisors to provide support, advocacy and or mediation for foster families during difficult times such as allegations and complaints.
Recent research by the University of York, (Sept 2010) suggests that around 5% of Foster Carers face an allegation each year during their fostering career, with many carers resigning due to the way in which allegations against them have been handled.
At FosterTalk, we believe that providing the best support during these difficult times makes the process clearer and easier for everyone involved, and assists with the retention of foster carers by enabling them to participate fully in the process.
Our FISS Advisors can provide real support when and where it is needed. Our service includes:
FISS is a dedicated service that ensures a joined up approach between agency, Foster Carer, and the crucial support that is required during investigations into allegations and serious complaints.
FISS aims to raise standards of practice across the fostering sector by providing independent professional support to Foster Carers when and where they need it most.
Commissioning FISS will vastly improve the retention of Foster Carers who have faced an allegation or serious complaint.
FISS will deliver a cost effective solution in assisting Fostering Service Providers to provide their Carers with independent support during difficult situations.
FISS can be spot purchased at any time and we guarantee a response within 24 hours of receipt of a referral, and the allocation of a locally based, trained and experienced FISS Advisor. Please contact us for further information, or use the online referral form below.
Call us today to find out more on 01527 836 910.
Visit our dedicated FISS Advisor recruitment page for further information on working for FISS.
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