Allegations against foster carers

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Foster care can be a truly rewarding career with lots of benefits. It’s also a huge commitment and one that is not without problems. Because of the nature of fostering, procedure for safeguarding children is, naturally, a priority. This can put foster carers at risk of facing allegations at some time during their fostering career.

When allegations against foster carers arise, legally, an investigation must be launched to ensure the safety of the child in question. Although this is a necessary process, it can put the accused foster carer under considerable emotional strain.

While many allegations may prove unfounded, or are not upheld, the impact of the investigation may leave foster carers unable to carry on caring for children. The continuation of the foster carer’s career can depend highly on the level of support and help they receive from their fostering service throughout this process.

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