The aim of this practice advice is to promote an effective working partnership within and between the IFA and the placing local authority to manage concerns and allegations fairly, quickly and consistently in a way that provides effective protection for the child, and at the same time supports the person who is the subject of the allegation.
This guidance has been developed by the NAFP in consultation with members and invited comments from local authorities. The document takes into account legislation, regulations, standards and statutory guidance that govern fostering in England. However, this guidance is relevant to those operating in Scotland and Wales and recommends good practice guidelines to be followed during and following an investigation of an IFA foster carer.
Episode 121 of the Adoption & Fostering Podcast features NAFP's Catherine Lockett on allegations