Digital copy of a Review of First Year as Child Care Officer specialising in Fostering 1982-83 by D J Castledine, Child Care Officer (Fostering). Undated, c. May 1983. [Some details redacted].

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May 1st 1983 - May 31st 1983

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Outlines 13 facts relating to Mr Castledine's first year as Child Care Officer specialising in fostering. States that all fostering enquiries are dealt with by himself (1); provides details about the number of enquiries during the year (2); refers to centralisation of all foster parent records (3); creation of an assessment programme in respect of applicants to foster and their families (4); remarks about the use of the media, television, radio and the Jersey Evening Post during National Foster Care week 17-21 May 1982 (5); details of a visit to Hampshire to discuss fostering with fostering and training officers in the area (6); attendance at the annual general meeting of the National Foster Care Association (7); establishment and circulation of a regular information letter to all foster parents (8); formation of a Local Foster Care Group (9); showing of films to child care staff, residential staff and foster parents as part of training (10); remarks about contacting registered foster parents to get their feedback about the Annual Foster Parent Re-union (11); response to an article in the Jersey Evening Post on teenage fostering (12); and checks on two private foster situations (13). Also includes a review of the year, referring to value of having one person as a focal point of fostering in respect of direct contact with all foster parents having the effect of removing issue of isolation. Refers to comments by Child Care Officers and foster parents and work done regarding meeting short-term needs and finding long-term placements. Refers to need for couples able to take children with special needs and action to be taken in this regard. Outlines future aims, mentioning reinforcement of established basic procedures, continuation of recruitment of foster parents to cover emergency admissions, recruitment of foster parents able to offer a home to children with special needs, continuation of use of films and tapes as foster parents and staff training and further study into the use of specialised training.


Castledine, David
Foster, N
Gardner, Christopher
Skinner, Anton
Smith, Charles
Children's Office
Children's Service
Haut de la Garenne
Jersey Evening Post
La Préférence Children's Home
National Foster Care Association


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